Churchill wind project still on the books for Enniskillen Twp.

southkentSarnia Observer, Paul Morden
While one company recently signaled it has abandoned plans for a wind farm in Lambton County, another continues to pursue a provincial contract to build a large wind energy project in Enniskillen Township and Plympton-Wyoming. EDF EN Canada has been proposing to build a 100-megawatt to 150-megawatt wind farm between Highway 402 and Oil City in the neighbouring central Lambton municipalities.

Kevin Campbell, the company’s developer with the Churchill Wind project, said in an e-mail that the company “is continuing to assess the feasibility of the project and we are confident, through ongoing and continued engagement with the community, this project can supply cost-competitive clean energy for Ontario taxpayers.” Campbell added the proposal is still in the “very early stages” of development.

Last month, landowners in Dawn-Euphemia who had signed leases with Mainstream Renewable Power for its proposed Sydenham Energy Centre were informed it wasn’t going ahead because the company didn’t believe it could make a viable application under Ontario’s new rules for awarding contracts to large renewable energy projects. Read article

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