Please comment on Renewable Energy Approval South Kent Wind Project (270 MW)

EBR Registry Number: 011-5719
This posting is for a proposed Renewable Energy Approval by South Kent Wind LP for the South Kent Wind Project, proposed to be located in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, Ontario. This is a Class 4 Wind Facility with a total expected generation capacity of 270 megawatts (MW). Submit Comment

10 thoughts on “Please comment on Renewable Energy Approval South Kent Wind Project (270 MW)

  1. Leading government personalities accept as “green” energy something that blights our landscape and is economically unfeasible without taking money from people who could actually use it.

    Wind turbines are causing real hardship for real people. Some can’t afford to move to preserve their or their kids’ health. Could you? Our government has a duty to know the facts and protect our citizens regardless of whether we are “for” wind energy or “against” wind energy.

    Stop this project – and others like it – until more research is done on what is safe and what isn’t.

  2. McGuinty Liberals’ experiment ? The nudge – salt and pepper; political civility.

    Indoor ‘Voices’ please!

    Question:
    How do you negotiation –
    for your health and wealth – with your new best friends?

    Pattern and Samsung are jointly proposing to develop the South Kent Wind Farm,
    a 270 MW wind energy project, which will be located within the Municipality of Chatham-Kent in south western Ontario.

    Once complete, the combined project will provide clean and renewable energy equal to the power needs of 73,000 local homes.

    The 270 MW wind project will bring many benefits to the Chatham-Kent region,
    including the creation of local construction and development jobs,
    as well as ongoing permanent positions.
    http://www.southkentwind.com/project_documents.html

    San Francisco, CA, April 26, 2011 – Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern)
    announced today that it has partnered with Samsung Renewable Energy
    to acquire wind power projects in Ontario from ACCIONA and Boralex.

    These projects will be combined with Pattern and Samsung’s larger South Kent Wind Farm,
    which is under development.

    The 270 megawatt (MW) wind farm, located in the Regional Municipality of Chatham-Kent,
    is estimated to produce enough electricity each year to power more than 73,000 local homes.
    http://www.patternenergy.com/media/news/announcements/pattern_samsung_042611

    Ontario Energy Board:
    http://www.southkentwind.com/project_documents/SKW_Notice_of_application_and_written_hearing.pdf

  3. Now property rights infringement issues,safety distance issues, and additional IWT “noise” issues should be included in comments. Decibles are not the only issues involved with IWT “noise”
    Let the government know that rural Ontarians know about these issues and the government can’t say they were not informed by the people.

  4. Chatham Daily News
    Initial construction begins (110 turbines)
    ENERGY: $300 million wind projects moving ahead
    http://www.chathamdailynews.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3466927

    46,000-acre wind farm proposed (130 turbines)
    ENERGY: MOE seeking input on the South Kent Wind Project – one of the largest in Ontario
    http://www.chathamdailynews.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3466925
    “When asked what weight the MOE gives to community input, he (Lindsay Davidson, MOE spokesman) said public consultation is “a huge component of this process.”

    http://www.chathamdailynews.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3465466
    “When it comes to declining populations, Chatham-Kent is ranked among the top 10 municipalities in Canada.”

  5. One of the turbine location for this not yet approved project.

    And a map of the location showing 4 houses less than 400m from site.

    • Well done David! A ~100 meter turbine would have an ~800 meter “horizontal” sweep or ~2600 ft which is almost 1/2 mile in diameter. Then there is a line road and a concession road both within the turbine sweep area. Line roads are apt to have more traffic.Definite safety issues created here.
      What you have shown here should be done in all IWT areas so people can actually see the problems IWTs create.

      • The diameter/distance across the blades is different for different size IWTs. Something like measuring the diameter/distance across different size sound speakers. Just how far the IWT “noise” travels can vary depending on the circumstances at any given time. More than one turbine operating creates sound convergence zones which also vary in scope. Then “dead” sound zones are also created depending on varying factors such as location.
        So decibles are not the only factors here and are only part of the overall picture.

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