Wind power consortium to bid 4 new wind farms in C-K, Haldimand
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.
22 Jun 2015 7:00 PM • Knights of Columbus, 800 Murray St, Wallaceburg, ON N8A 1W3
23 Jun 2015 7:00 PM • Jarvis Lions Club, 18 James St Jarvis; ON N0A 1J0
25 Jun 2015 7:00 PM • Mary Webb Centre, 87 Gosnell Line, Highgate; ON N0P 1T0
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.