Wind turbine construction to start near Belwood in 2014

IMG_1692WPD Community Meeting
Date: Aug. 14
ime: 5:30 to 7:00pm
Community Room at the Elora Public Library.

BELWOOD — Construction of access roads and other infrastructure supporting four wind turbines to be built about five kilometres west of Belwood Lake may start by the end of the month, the president of the company behind the project confirmed Wednesday.

The turbines themselves, located east of Wellington Road 16, between side roads 15 and 20, will likely be installed in the spring of 2014, wpd Canada president Ian MacRae said in an interview. The firm, a renewable energy developer that focuses on wind power, has scheduled a community meeting for Aug. 14 in the community room at the Elora Public Library. “There’ll be people there that can answer any questions that may come our way,” MacRae said.

Janet Vallery of the wind farm opposition group Oppose Belwood Wind Farms Association said her group will take that opportunity to continue protesting the project, voicing their concerns that the turbines will impact residents’ health and diminish area property values. Read article

2 thoughts on “Wind turbine construction to start near Belwood in 2014

  1. WOW!
    These guys are jamming wind turbines EVERYWHERE!! Can you believe it? I guess it doesn’t matter if the wind doesn’t blow, these machines are not efficient anyways.
    These fats cats continue to rip us off while they get fatter.
    As for us, some get sick, some die, and the remaining ones are brainwashed. Sooner than later this green energy scam will bankrupt Ontario and those who are left…..quite frankly, I hope I am not one of “those who are left.”
    The majority of those currently residing in rural Ontario just don’t get it!?! Wakey, wakey. This greed energy crap is really starting to stink. It’s really starting to make me gag! One way or another, all of us will be soon “gagged” by Ontario government.

  2. What good is a patchwork project of 4 industrial wind turbines going to do for Belwood?

    I remember reading there is a proposed project of an additional 35 machines slated for the area…

    Centre Wellington Township should be ashamed for not putting up a better stance of NO – Mayor Joanne Ross-Zuj stating “…township does not support project, but there is nothing we can do to stop it”, approving the road agreement with the wind deceloper WPD Springwood Wind inc. Guess they are fearful of an expropriation battle, as is the case in Melancthon.

    C’mon, put your foot down and stand up for something!!!!

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