By Don Crosby, The Sun Times
Representatives of NextEra Energy were grilled by members of West Grey council over company plans for a revamped wind farm near Priceville.
Community relations consultant Derek Dudek told council Monday that because the proposed location of the project has been enlarged, the public notification process must begin again starting with the first public information meeting planned for July 18 in Durham. The location is yet to be announced.
A second public meeting required under the Green Energy Act is to be held in October.
Coun. Carol Lawrence wants the meetings structured so that company representatives and experts present information to an audience and answer questions.
Dudek said the company prefers a format where information is posted on boards placed around the room with experts prepared to answer questions one on one. That didn’t sit well with Coun. Bev Cutting.
“I suggest that you make it a proper public consultation . . . just because you want to do your way isn’t what we prefer. It’s our properties, do it the way we want it done,” Cutting said to applause. Read article