By Paul Morden, Sarnia Observer
Mayor Todd Case says his council has questions about plans to build part of a 92-turbine wind farm in Warwick Township. NextEra Energy Canada is holding a public meeting July 17, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Centennial Hall in Watford about its 150-MW Jericho Wind Energy Centre, proposed for the neighbouring communities of Lambton Shores and Warwick Township.
“We are in a situation where we have not heard much from this company at all,” Case said. The township will ask NextEra officials to come to council this summer with information about the turbines they want to build, he said.
“Right now, we don’t know if they’re talking about two, four, six, eight, We have no idea.” Township officials will also go to the public meeting, he said. “We look forward to hearing what their plans are, exactly.”
NextEra spokesperson Josie Hernandez said the original plan for the Jericho project included Warwick Township but a decision was made later to attempt to locate it entirely in Lambton Shores. Since then, the plan has again shifted and the company’s study area again extends south into Warwick, as far as Egremont Road.
“We realize now,” Hernandez said, “that going back to the original boundaries is best for this project.” Read article