Fairview wind project re-posted for comment

Deadline for comments is August 23rd.

The 16.4-MW Fairview project in Clearview Township, which was returned to the developer because of a lack of a heritage assessment, has now been reposted for a 30-day comment period.

The link to post comments is here.

The new documentation from wpd is here.

Interesting note from the EBR site: Since the REA application was received on September 5, 2012 and deemed complete on December 3, 2013, the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) determined that Cultural Heritage Studies were not undertaken for the portion of the study area located north of County Road 91. In addition, during the technical review, wpd Fairview Wind Incorporated informed the MOECC that they were making technical changes to the project, including using alternative access to turbines T1, T5, T6 and T8.

HOW IS IT that documents are “deemed complete” and then–oh, my–one of them wasn’t even there?

In other news, the 102-MW Goshen project near Bluewater,  and the 2.5 MW Quixote One project near Tiverton, were approved.




Comment Posted

I am opposed to this project, as it will just force the further dumping of water at our hydro dams. The power produced by this project would exchange 3.5 cent/kWh power for 13.5 cent/kWh power. This is creating energy poverty in our province. Why should we be forced to pay for the highest priced power in North America?

Secondly, I have attended Environmental Review Tribunal hearings and have been appalled at the exposure of the inadequate studies that were done on projects, especially in the area of bird counts and the identifying of species. The ERT just shrugs their shoulders saying that they can’t rule on incompetence.

It’s up to you to challenge everything the company has submitted, find the errors, and reject this project. I’m glad you’ve seen the error that caused you to reject their first application.

Kerry Dunlop

We are against these industrial wind turbines being built in our beautiful quiet rural areas. Please stop them now! Our hydro bills are become outrageous and we do not need them, this is an outrage for all of Ontarians. Kerry and David Dunlop

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