Adelaide Industrial Wind Proponent Meeting
Strathroy Age Dispatch–Wednesday February 3rd, 2010
Posted By by Nancy Powers
It may be as early as March when the Adelaide Wind Farm project could be submitted to the Ministry of the Environment for approval.
NextEra Energy Canada and TCI Renewables hosted their final open house at Adelaide-W.G. MacDonald School on Tuesday, Jan. 26 with an estimated 120 people in attendance. TCI Renewables sold the project to NextEra Energy in December of 2009 but has agreed to stay involved until the application process is complete.
According to Mark Gallagher, project manager of TCI Renewables, some requirements under the Green Energy Act still need to be met.
“We are anticipating that the final application will be submitted to the ministry by March,” said Mr. Gallagher.
The application will then be available to view on the provincial environmental registry at www.ebr.gov.on.ca
The proposed project will include 40 wind turbines in Adelaide-Metcalfe, with a target date of 2011 for the start of construction.
Despite documentation to the contrary, Adelaide Metcalfe Township Mayor John Milligan maintains that his council is not in support of a moratorium regarding wind farms.
A letter dated Dec. 22, 2009 and sent from the Township Office states that Adelaide Metcalfe supports a motion by Kawartha Lakes which calls for a full environmental study to be done to determine the possible impact of windmill projects.
Esther Wrightman, of the Middlesex Wind Action Group, is encouraging concerned citizens to make their view known to Mr. Gallagher as soon as possible.
“Our concerns need to documented with the MOE,” said Mrs. Wrightman. “We don’t want them (the MOE) thinking everyone is fine with the project.”
For more information about the action group go online to www.windaction.wordpress.com
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