The Wildcat Wind Farm, located in Elwood, Indiana will provide energy for Holland, Mich. (Photo courtesy Brian Burch)
HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- Holland City Council members got their first look at an Indiana wind farm that will supply energy for the city.
The 40-thousand acre Wildcat Wind Farm is located in Elwood, Indiana. Holland owns about 7% of the energy produced by the facility, which began operating in January.
City Council members addressed the concerns about the noise made by wind turbines.
"When you group a lot of these together what's the noise factor, what's the decibel level?" Asked city council member Brian Burch. "As far as I could tell just from a street level, it's quieter than a typical vacuum, your neighbors lawnmower is much louder."
The wind farm has also helped Holland meet a state law taking effect in 2015, which requires electric companies to have 15% of their energy come from renewable sources.