Grand Bend – 63 wind turbines crowd L. Huron shore
Grand Bend people- this isn’t going to be pretty. Cottagers: do you mind being inside a 2km wind turbine ‘buffer zone’? Not like Northland Power is really asking. Be sure to take a look at these newly released maps and share:
63 (1.6MW) Wind Turbines
From Notice: “Grand Bend Wind Limited Partnership c/o Northland Power Inc. is planning to engage in a renewable energy Project in respect of which the issuance of a renewable energy approval is required. The distribution of this Notice of Draft Site Plan (“Notice”) is subject to the provisions of the Environmental Protection Act (“Act”) Part V.0.1 and Ontario Regulation 359/09 (“Regulation”). This notice is being distributed in accordance with Section 15 of the Regulation prior to an application being submitted and assessed for completeness by the Ministry of the Environment. The legal effect of this Notice is such that pursuant to Section 54 of the Regulation, Grand Bend Wind Limited Partnership has to take into account noise receptors as defined by the Act that only existed as of the day before Grand Bend Wind Limited Partnership published this Notice.
Pursuant to the Act and Regulation, the facility, in respect of which this Project is to be engaged in, is considered to be a Class 4 Wind Energy Facility. If approved, this facility would have a total maximum name plate capacity of 100 MW and consist of up to 48 turbines on privately owned leased lands. The Project also includes towers, step-up transformers, an underground and/ or overhead electrical collection system, a sub-station to connect to Hydro One power line provincial grid) as well as other ancillary facilities such as temporary construction areas and turbine access roads with culvert crossings, where required. “