Curious to see draft plan

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

6 thoughts on “Curious to see draft plan

  1. I am sorry to hear this. I went to school at S.S.#19 Warwick. Mrs Kernohan was my teacher. Pretty soon there will be no place we can go without IWT and there less than positive impact on the Environment, Health and Economics of rural Ontario. However,those land owners that signed for them perhaps with little thought of the negative have in my opinion changed their communities forever. I hope the money is worth it to you. Perhaps if you would have waited you would have even gotten more. I understand in Niagara those that sign have been offered $50,000 per turbine. Did you sell out your neighbour and community for $10,000???

    • Nextera won’t change their minds because they have the blessing of compliance with the premier Dad and the bully GEA. Same thing is happening in other Nextera projects. Complaining to Nextera simply generates ” we are in compliance with the GEA” too bad so sad end of story. It takes big bucks to handle this in the courts and they are betting noone will put their money on the table. Hopefully, the Haldimand Nextera appeal will bear fruit.

  2. Mayor Case should read this:
    WINDPOWER, May 26,2010
    NextEra is known for its business competence coupled with INDUSTRIAL SECRECY.
    “O’Sullivan also made reference to NextEra’s overall aversion to media coverage as it maintains leadership position in the wind industry.”
    More secret wheeling & dealing in Ontario?

  3. Warwick has CANADA’s largest dump approved by McGuinty. Watford will be getting wind turbines, they already have some south of the town. They gravestone signs in red and black welcoming people to the town pretty much say it all.

  4. The dump is closer to Watford and what bothers me is that all these locals have to put up with Toronto and area support for turbines. Then to live along side of both garbage and ill-effects of turbines while they go about there posh life style without a care. Top it off they get fed by us farmers. Sounds like being a parent for someone else’s child only without the love part of it.

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