A Renewable Energy Approval (REA) has been issued to SP Development Limited Partnership to engage in a renewable energy project in respect of a Class 4 wind facility consisting of the construction, installation, operation, use and retiring of 11 wind turbines, with a total name plate capacity of 25 MW. The wind facility will be connected to Great Lakes Power’s distribution system.
This Class 4 wind facility, known as the Goulais Wind Farm, consists of areas required for the wind facility components, as well as power lines. The wind facility is located in the Unorganized Townships of Pennefather and Aweres, Algoma County.
The REA requires the applicant to construct, install, operate, use and retire the facility in accordance with specific terms and conditions. The terms and conditions, as summarised below, require the applicant to:
- construct and install the facility within 3 years of the date of the approval,
- construct and install the facility in accordance with the documentation considered for the issuance of this approval,
- properly decommission the facility upon retirement of the facility,
- comply with the ministry’s noise emission limits at all times,
- manage stormwater, and control sediment and erosion during and post construction,
- design, construct and operate a spill containment facility for the transformer substation,
- carry out specific items if foundation dewatering or water takings by tanker exceed 50,000 litres/day,
- implement the pre and post construction Natural Heritage monitoring program, which includes bird and bat monitoring,
- not commence any construction or installation activities at the project location unless the applicant has received any required authorizations under the Endangered Species Act, More info