By Dan Dakin, Welland Tribune
The company planning to build one of Canada’s largest industrial wind turbine farms in Niagara has been given the approval to move forward. Niagara Region Wind Corp. said Wednesday it is on track to build its 77-turbine wind farm in Niagara region and Haldimand county, after the Ministry of the Environment issued its Renewable Energy Approval last week.
The turbines being installed — the majority to be located in West Lincoln — are some of the largest available at three megawatts each. The total development has a capacity of 230 MW, enough to power 70,000 homes and make it the fifth-largest wind farm in North America. “The is confirmation of all the work we’ve done over the past seven and a half years,” said Merv Croghan, CEO of NRWC.
But while the REA is one big hurdle, the private company is still a number of steps away from being able to start construction. “We’re moving forward with our very detailed construction design plans,” Croghan said. “We’re getting into the real micro detailing of the project.” Read article