Commissioners To Discuss Windmill Farm

An idea to build a windmill farm in Carteret County is stirring up residents there.

Since there are no windmills in the county, a public forum will be held to discuss the idea with county commissioners to see wether they should be allowed.

Raleigh resident Nelson Paull went before the North Carolina Utilities Commission Tuesday in an effort to get a permit authorizing construction of three windmills near the community of Bettie. Today we talked with an electric company, to see if the windmills would be a good source of alternative energy.

Bill Ward with Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative says, "Wind power is a clean source of energy, the negative is you can't predict when its gonna blow."

The Carteret County commissioners will meet at 9:30 A.M. at the commissioners board room in Beaufort to talk about the windmill idea.

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