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Saturday, June 22, 2019

U.S. Wind tower goes up in July

After learning details during a public hearing last week in Ocean Pines regarding U.S. Wind’s pending installation next month of an offshore 300-plus foot meteorological tower, Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan on Monday bemoaned the lack of advertising for the meeting, while championing holding subsequent informational gatherings in the resort as opposed to other communities in Worcester County.

“It was a public hearing, but there weren’t a lot of people there because I don’t think there was a lot of notice about it,” he said.

In a press release issued May 23, US Wind President and CEO Riccardo Toto said an agreement has been reached with EPIC Applied Technologies, which is headquartered in Houston with operations based in Louisiana, to install a meteorological tower roughly 17-miles offshore of the Ocean City coastline.

Toto said the tower will be used to collect raw wind data at a height comparable to the eventual turbines’ height.


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