Wind farm property sells at sheriff’s sale
The attorney representing two Oakfield residents in a case against Chicago-based Invenergy LLC wants the results of a sheriff’s sale this week to convince the state to review the case.
Madison-based attorney Ed Marion on Thursday sent a letter to the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, requesting it consider new facts in Ann and Jason Wirtz’s case against Invenergy.
The Wirtzes abandoned their home in Brownsville last year after Invenergy’s Forward Energy Wind Center became operational in 2008. The property, appraised at $320,000 in 2007, sold to the Bank of New York Mellon at a sheriff’s sale Tuesday for $106,740.
“I hope it will influence the commission to look favorably, at least, at giving us our day in court,” Marion said.
The Wirtzes want the PSC to force Invenergy to compensate the family for their losses, although no specific amount is named.
Marion said the PSC has not yet made a decision as to whether it will review the case.