House File 193 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 193 BY SHIPLEY A BILL FOR An Act relating to the siting of certain wind energy conversion 1 facilities. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 1621HH (2) 88 gh/rn
H.F. 193 Section 1. NEW SECTION . 476.49 Siting of wind energy 1 conversion facilities. 2 1. A wind energy conversion facility installed on or after 3 the effective date of this Act which has a nameplate capacity 4 of five hundred kilowatts or greater shall be sited no less 5 than two thousand five hundred feet from any residential 6 property abutting the wind energy conversion property on which 7 such facility is located. 8 2. For purposes of this section: 9 a. “Wind energy conversion facility” means the same as 10 defined in section 476C.1. 11 b. “Wind energy conversion property” means the same as 12 defined in section 427B.26. 13 EXPLANATION 14 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 15 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 16 This bill requires wind energy conversion facilities 17 installed on or after the effective date of the bill which have 18 a nameplate capacity of 500 kilowatts or greater to be sited 19 no less than 2,500 feet from any residential property abutting 20 the wind energy conversion property on which the facility is 21 located. The bill defines “wind energy conversion facility” 22 to mean a wind energy conversion system in Iowa that collects 23 and converts wind into energy to generate electricity. “Wind 24 energy conversion property” is defined as the entire wind 25 plant, including but not limited to a wind charger, windmill, 26 wind turbine, tower and electrical equipment, pad mount 27 transformers, power lines, and substation. 28 -1- LSB 1621HH (2) 88 gh/rn 1/ 1