Power developer to hold open house for 100-megawatt project
North Stormont is an unwilling host community … but a foreign power developer got a contract anyway [Photo Cornwall NewsWatch]
October 21, 2016
Portugal-based power developer EDP Renewables has scheduled an Open House in Finch, Ontario, for its 100-megawatt, “Nation Rise” wind power project in the Township of North Stormont.
The power project could have as many as 30 industrial-scale wind turbines; it will cost the people of Ontario more than $436 million over the 20-year contract period.
The contract was one of five awarded earlier this year through the Large Renewable Procurement process by the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO). The IESO has since suspended the contract process planned for 2017 saying Ontario has a surplus of power and more is not needed.
North Stormont is officially an unwilling host or Not A Willing Host community, one of almost 100 in Ontario.
Community members have formed a group, Concerned Citizens of North Stormont and have vowed to fight the power project which they say is not appropriate for their community, will raise Ontarians’ electricity bills (the fastest rising in North America) even higher, and will result in no appreciable benefit to the environment.