The company comes to tea

by Harvey Wrightman

In the Bornish project near Parkhill, a 115 kv line is proposed to link projects in north Lambton (the Jericho and Camlachie wind projects) and another 115 kv line is planned for the west Middlesex (Adelaide) wind project.  Both lines to converge at a new substation at Nairn that will “tap” into the 500 kv line. Nairn and Seaforth are the only 2 “taps” that Hydro will allow. That  both would be built by NextEra/FPL (NexTerror) is interesting.

NexTerror has an inside track in its dealings with this government.

Because both lines are high voltage, they require easements with adjoining landowners. I’m not sure of the status of those easement acquisitions for Bluewater; but, there is considerable resistance to both the Jericho/Camlachie line and the Adelaide line. Both happen to feature buildings of historical significance that are on the municipal road – you can’t just shove string lines over them. Continue reading

County critical of power line upgrades

by Scott Dunn, Collingwood Enterprise Bulletin

Some Grey County councillors Tuesday criticized Hydro One for what some said appeared to be a “lack of clarity” concerning its power line upgrades for a wind farm.

The company which owns Plateau Wind Farm, south of Maxwell in southeastern Grey County, is paying Hydro to upgrade the lines, county meeting minutes say. A Hydro One spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday that’s common practice. Continue reading