A wind turbine project near Listowel has been cancelled. The 26-turbine Conestogo Wind Project has been “mutually terminated” by the Ontario Power Authority and Invenergy LLC, the company in charge of the project. No reason for the decision was given. The project, like many across the province has seen vocal opposition Perth-Wellington PC MPP Randy Pettapiece says.
“The end of this project is nothing less than a victory for those who did not want industrial wind turbines imposed on their communities. It is a victory for the grassroots organizers who worked tirelessly to preserve their neighbourhoods, their farms, and their way of life. They prevailed over a multi-national wind company as well as the Liberal government, whose process was rigged against them.” Read article
Listowel Banner, Andrew Smith
NORTH PERTH – Opponents of a proposed wind turbine project in Elma and Mornington can celebrate Christmas a little early with news that the Invenergy Canada project has been cancelled.
Information surrounding the plan to build up to 26 industrial wind turbines in North Perth and Perth East has been limited since the Ministry of the Environment deemed the application to be incomplete in August 2013, but an inquiry by The Banner to Invenergy LLC director of communications Alissa Krinsky confirmed on Monday that the Conestogo Wind Power Partnership and the Ontario Power Authority have mutually agreed to terminate the Feed-In Tariff contract for the Conestogo Wind Project.
“Invenergy is disappointed that the project will not move forward,” a statement from the company said. Read article