The Connecticut Siting Council will propose regulations governing the construction of wind farms for the fourth time Tuesday.
The Siting Council reviews proposals to develop power plants, hazardous waste facilities, electric transmission lines and cell phone towers. The council submitted a new set of regulations early this month.
Last year, the General Assembly imposed a moratorium on new wind generation until the council put wind-power regulations in place.
The bi-partisan Regulations Review Committee rejected the first set of regulations in December.
In February, the council improperly submitted its revisions, so the committee declined to review them.
In May, the committee rejected the regulations again.
Prior to the moratorium, the council approved a two-site wind project in Colebrook proposed by the politically-connected developer BNE Energy. FairwindCT, an advocacy group, sued to stop the 9.6 megawatt project and the case is headed to the Connecticut Supreme Court.
Last week, Gov. Dannel Malloy announced the selection of two new renewable energy sources for Connecticut, one solar and one wind. The solar project will be built in along the border of Sprague and Lisbon here in Connecticut, but the wind project is destined for Aroostook County, Maine, more than 400 miles from the nearest Connecticut voter.