Bluewater applies for intervenor status for Nextera’s proposed transmission line.
The march of wind energy to the Ontario power grid has its twists and turns — and that’s true with both transmission routes, and legal hurdles.
Nextera’s Varna Wind Project application faces both the Renewable Energy Approval (RAE) process under the Green Energy Act, and a hearing at the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) under the Province’s Electrical Act.
The developer is seeking what’s called a Leave to Construct.
It is asking for permission to build a transmission line to connect the Varna Wind Farm to the Seaforth transformer station.
The Energy Board hearing can often be a formality, with an OEB panel reviewing only written submissions.
That won’t be the case if Bluewater has its way.
The municipality has requested Intervener Status, which, if granted would allow it to comment on Nextera’s proposed transmission line routing for the Varna (Bluewater) project, call witnesses and question the proponent’s submissions. Read article