John Miner, London Free Press
Completion of the biggest transmission line project in Ontario in 20 years clears an important hurdle for a series of massive wind turbine projects in Southwestern Ontario, including eight within 70 kilometres of London.
Completed six months ahead of schedule, the $700-million Bruce to Milton transmission project will allow electricity to flow from refurbished reactors at the Bruce Nuclear Generating Station, and from wind and solar projects that have received conditional contracts under Ontario’s green energy program. Read article
The new transmission lines will carry power from wind farms in the London area, including:
Jericho Wind Energy Centre near Thedford
Bornish Wind Energy Centre in North Middlesex and Adelaide-Metcalfe
Goshen Wind Energy Centre and Grand Bend Wind Farm in Huron County
Cedar Point Wind Power Project near Forest
Adelaide Wind Power Project near Strathroy
Adelaide Wind Energy Centre near Kerwood
Gunn’s Hill Windfarm near Woodstock
Bluewater Wind Energy Centre near Zurich
St. Columban Wind Energy Project near Seaforth
Erieau Wind in Chatham-Kent
East Lake St. Clair Wind near Wallaceburg
Solar projects that will be hooked up include four near Strathroy, one near Aylmer and one near Thorndale.