Adelaide Metcalfe is considering charging thousands of dollars a unit instead of the current $500

By Debora Van Brenk, London Free Press
A plan to escalate fees for companies wanting to erect wind turbines in Adelaide Metcalfe has been deferred until politicians can determine if charging $10,000 per turbine would cover the potential costs. The current fee is $500, which local politicians have said is far too low to justify the engineering costs and other expenses which the Strathroy-area municipality could incur as the massive wind machines are put into service.  A council meeting this week to determine how much more to charge — the proposal was $10,000 per turbine — drew scores of residents.  Many called for even higher fees, along the lines of the $40,000 some Ontario communities are charging.  Read article

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