Wind power consortium to bid 4 new wind farms in C-K, Haldimand

SWEB Development

From the companies’ website:

SWEB Development LP is proposing to submit four community-scale wind farm proposals to the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO)  under the IESO’s Large Renewable Procurement (LRP):

  • Three of these projects are sited in the Municipality of Chatham – Kent
  • One project is sited in Haldimand County

The LRP is a competitive process for procuring large renewable energy projects generally larger than 500 kilowatts. At the conclusion of the LRP I RFP, the IESO may award contracts for successful projects up to the specified procurement targets for each renewable fuel, 300 megawatts (MW) for wind, 140 MW for solar, 75 MW for waterpower, 50 MW for bioenergy.

In the coming weeks public community meetings (see below) will be held as part of the early community engagement requirements of the LRP. These public community meetings will present details about the projects and  the SWEB team will be available to answer questions and discuss the projects and the overall LRP process.

Should any of the proposed and here presented projects be awarded a contract, they would need to obtain all required permits and approvals and conduct any further required community engagement activities.

Upcoming events

SWEB is a partnership between WEB Wind Energy of North America, and Scotian Windfields; the partnership has already done work in Nova Scotia, taking advantage of the subsidy program there, and is now seeking to benefit from Ontario’s Feed-In Tariff (FIT) program under the 2015 Large Renewable Procurement (LRP) initiative.

Details on the four individual wind “farms” may be found on the website here.

Comments

John Vincent
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Why do we insist on calling these things wind “FARMS”? They’re not a “FARM” they are an industrial power plant like an coal, nuclear or gas fired power plant. Let’s call them that……a WIND PLANT, and cut the euphamisims.

Wind Concerns Ontario
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You may notice that when we call them “farms” we use quotation marks; if we don’t use the term “farms” people can miss these important stories via Google Alert and other forms of notification.

wgulden
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I’ve updated my ontario-wind-turbines.org web site to include these 4 projects, now at version C10. As always, if anyone knows of projects that I have missed, please let me know.

Wind Concerns Ontario
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Hi Wayne: there are a whole bunch in Eastern Ontario, Prescott-Russell and Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry — will email you

Pat Cusack
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What’s the use of “public community meetings” anyway. A total waste of time, except in protest of the continuing scams.

Sommer
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Good question, Pat.
Are you aware of the manipulation through the use of the Delphi technique for public meetings?
Here’s a description of how we are being duped.
http://www.vlrc.org/articles/110.html

We need to start recognizing these tactics.

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