Wind power meeting draws a crowd

by Chris Fell, Simcoe.com
A large crowd jammed into the Markdale Firehall to hear a presentation from a company planning two wind farms in the Municipality of Grey Highlands at a special meeting on Monday, April 30.

Grey Highlands council called a special meeting to invite alternative energy companies with ongoing projects within its borders to make a presentation to council about their plans and proposals. A total of three companies were invited to the meeting, but only one company sent representatives.

Representatives from Natenco/Windrush attended the meeting and made a presentation to council. They represent two wind farm projects in Grey Highlands. One is a four-turbine proposal near Lake Eugenia called Silver Springs. The other is a 10-turbine proposal called Grey Highlands Clean Energy located north and south of County Road 4 between Maxwell and Singhampton.

A crowd of approximately 50 ratepayers attended the meeting – many of whom carried signs or wore pins that said: “Stop the Turbines.” Read article

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