OCEAN CITY, Md. – After more than 1,800 people showed up to voice their opinions about the proposed wind farms coming to Ocean City, it seems as though those concerns have been heard.
According to Ocean City Delegate Wayne Hartman, as a direct result of the January 18th public hearing, the Public Service Commission now plans to conduct two separate evidentiary hearings regarding the potential impacts of the wind turbines. Officials tell 47 ABC during these meetings, the commission will focus primarily on how both the U.S. Wind and Orsted companies’ final turbine size selection will affect the resort town.
Currently, both companies are seeking permission to install wind turbines along the coastline that could stand between 600 to 800 ft tall. Officials say no official dates have been set for these hearings just yet.