Green energy woes discussed at Lambton National Farmers Union annual meeting

By John Phair, Today’s Farmer
There’s not a whole lot good about wind turbines, or for that matter, Ontario’s Green Energy Act. At least that seemed to be the general opinion expressed at the annual meeting of Local 328 (Lambton County) National ­Farmers Union, held recently at the Forest Agricultural Society Hall. Read article

Brooke-Alvinston wind farm approval appealed

by Paul Morden, Sarnia Observer
The Ontario government’s approval of a four-turbine wind farm near Watford is being appealed. The appeal of the Zephyr wind farm project was filed by the Middlesex-Lambton Wind Action Group and the province’s Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) has scheduled a preliminary hearing for Dec. 15, 10 a.m., in the council chambers at the Lambton County buildings in Wyoming.  Read article

Massive wind project – Bluewater, South Huron & Lambton Shores

by  Ben Forrest and Scott Nixon, Exeter Times-Advocate

HURON — A massive wind energy project has been proposed for Bluewater, South Huron and Lambton Shores.

NextEra, the largest generator of both wind and solar power in North America, is the company behind the project, which proposes three wind farms in Huron and Lambton counties, which could amount to 300 wind turbines and 490 megawatts of electricity, powering 144,000 homes. The projects will take place on mostly agricultural, private land. Continue reading

Huge $1 Billion wind deal coming

By Norman De Bono The London Free Press

A $1.1-billion wind farm development slated for Southwestern Ontario would be the largest of its type in the province and cement the region’s reputation as a wind energy centre.

Next Era Energy, North America’s largest energy company, is proposing to build three wind farm projects in Lambton and Huron counties. Combined, they’d dwarf other farms — adding up to 300 wind turbines to the landscape. Continue reading

Massive wind farm proposed for Lambton County

by PAUL MORDEN, The Observer

A large wind farm with as many as 153 turbines could be coming to Lambton Shores.

A public meeting for the 230 MW Jericho Wind Energy Centre is scheduled for June 30, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Kimball Hall on Townsend Line in Forest.  map

“We’re at the initial stages of a proposed development,” said Josie Hernandez, spokesperson with NextEra Energy Canada, which together with Canada Green Power is behind the project.

The companies don’t have a contract to sell wind power to the Ontario Power Authority, and the open house is an early step in the approval process required under Ontario’s Green Energy Act. Continue reading

Lambton County could sprout 300 wind turbines

Credit: PAUL MORDEN, The Sarnia Observer

Hundreds of wind turbines could be built in Lambton County if all the projects on the drawing board proceed as planned.

When the Ontario Power Authority awarded a new round of contracts to wind generation projects in April no Lambton sites were on the list.

But a dozen proposals with generation capacity totalling nearly 500 megawatts (MW) in Lambton did make a second power authority list of projects waiting for Hydro One to open more capacity on the grid. Continue reading

Suncor plans to erect 28 wind turbines in Lambton County

By TARA HAGAN, The Sarnia Observer

Suncor Energy is planning to erect 28 wind turbines in Lambton County, but at least one neighbour says they aren’t welcome.

“The problem with wind turbines is that there are a lot of problems the government seems to be ignoring,” said Eric Erhard, a chemical engineer who lives near where Suncor proposes to build a 70- Megawatt wind farm.

The project would see 28 wind turbine generators stretching across Lambton Shores, Enniskillen Township and Plympton-Wyoming. Continue reading