A Renewable Energy Approval (REA) has been issued to Grand Bend Wind GP Inc. (Northland Power) 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 40 turbines with a total nameplate capacity of approximately 100 megawatts (MW). The wind facility will be connected to Hydro One’s distribution system.
This Class 4 wind facility, known as the Grand Bend Wind Farm, will be located within the municipalities of Bluewater and South Huron, in Huron County. Portions of the transmission line also traverse the Municipality of Huron East, in Huron County, and the Municipality of West Perth, in Perth County.
Note that since the REA application was deemed complete on August 28, 2013, the applicant submitted details regarding modifications made to the project. The modifications include:
- Change in turbine model from Siemens SWT-2.3-113 to Siemens SWT-3.0-113 (turbine/blade physical specifications remain the same)
- Reduction in the number of turbines to be constructed, from 46 to 40 Read more