Community input wanted on improvements to the Riverwalk west side entry

NDDC's Downtown Northfield - Tue, 02/23/2021 - 2:52pm

The City of Northfield is looking to improve access to the Riverwalk on the west side of the river. The City is guided by the recently adopted Riverfront Enhancement Action Plan with goals of enhancing and activating the Riverfront along with promoting economic development and tourism.

Community input can be provided in many ways such as sketching a vision, commenting or choosing from a menu of options to improve the space included on the survey form.

Input closes on March 26. The community can participate at

Questions? Contact:

Dave Bennett
Public Works Director and City Engineer

The post Community input wanted on improvements to the Riverwalk west side entry appeared first on Northfield Downtown Development Corporation.

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Heat Island Effect is real!!

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Mon, 02/22/2021 - 8:03am
Red Wing’s Impact Power Solutions’ 6 MW solar project

Early on in the Grant County solar project, we dug into “heat island effect” and learned it is real and very little study has been done, and what has been doe has been in the desert, not in midwestern climate, not with midwestern vegetation. Everything says “more study is needed.” Yet Wisconsin, and to a lesser degree Minnesota, are siting LARGE solar projects without that “more study.”

Today an article popped up, and the timing is interesting, as just the last two weeks this has been raised in solar dockets in Wisconsin, the Grant County Solar (PSC Docket 9804-CE-100) and Wisconsin Power & Light’s docket to acquire SIX solar projects, including Grant County Solar (PSC Docket 6680-CE-182).

The article referenced this study, released in December, 2020:


There are a few parts that are striking, this sentence in particular:

Solar farms tend to promote more favorable conditions for tropical cyclone development.

This is testimony from Wisconsin PSC’s Burtley regarding heat island effect in the PSC’s 6680-CE-182 docket:

Well, that’s pretty clear!!

We put some studies into the Grant County Solar docket, 9804-CE-100:


These are, individually 5 a, b, and c, above:

Ex.-5a_13_39th-IEEE-PVSC_-VMF_YY_Heat-Island-EffectDownload Ex.-5b_IEEE_Xplore_PVCon_2018_DemirezenOzdenAkinoglu_Impact_HeatIslandPVDownload Ex.-5c_Analysis-of-potential-heat-island-effect-in-large-solar-farmsDownload

More study, NOW! And yet, knowing there is not enough info, that more info is needed, Wisconsin’s Public Service Commission is siting thousands of acres of solar, ignoring the brownfield statute that would facilitate distributed generation, impacts be damned!

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NERC has disappeared

Carol Overland - Legalectric - Sat, 02/20/2021 - 1:54pm


Try and this is what you get today!

And if you want the 2020 Reliability Assessment, at, here’s what you get:

Here’s the downloaded NERC Long Term Reliability Assessment 2020:

OH NOOOOOO, I DIDN’T DOWNLOAD IT!! Here it is, thanks to Wayback:


NERC completely disappears. Is that weird or what? I’ve been posting the 2020 Reliability Assessment all over, because the extent of misinformation being pushed, folks trying to blame blackout on wind is absolutely a disinformation campaign, and the clear denial of ERCOT of any potential for reliability issues is stunning.

Here’s the ERCOT generation mix, p. 140 of the NERC Long Term Reliability Report:

And delusional paragraph on upper right of p. 140:

Got that first sentence? “ERCOT does not foresee any adverse reliability concerns for the Texas RE-ERCOT assessment area associated iwth fuel supply or fuel deliverability constraints.” Ummmmm… right…

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