Plan calls for up to 46 turbines

suncor_jpg_1327041cl-8Paul Morden, London Free Press
Plympton-Wyoming will defend its turbine bylaw if it isn’t honoured by Suncor in its plans for the Cedar Point wind farm, says Mayor Lonny Napper. While the province only requires wind turbines to be at least 550 metres away from neighbouring homes, Plympton-Wyoming council passed a bylaw calling for them to be no closer than 2 km.

Suncor is holding three public meetings in early April for its Cedar Point Wind Power project, proposed for Plympton-Wyoming, Lambton Shores and Warwick Township. The company already has a contract to sell Ontario electricity from the project that calls for as many as 46 turbines to be built in rural areas, from Camlachie north to Ravenswood Line.

Some of its turbines would intermingle with Nextera Energy’s 92-turbine Jericho wind farm planned for Lambton Shores and Warwick. Suncor has said it would like to have provincial environmental approvals in place so its wind farm can be built and operating by 2014.

“It’s down to crunch time now and we’ll certainly be defending our bylaws,” Napper said. “We feel they’re good sound bylaws and they’re there for the protection of the people.”

Suncor spokesperson Michael Southern said, “The setback that has been described by the municipality is not part of the contractual agreement that we have to build the project.” Read article

8 thoughts on “Plan calls for up to 46 turbines

  1. Suncor spokesperson Michael Southern said, “The setback that has been described by the municipality is not part of the contractual agreement that we have to build the project.”

    Spoken like a true politician friendly carpetbagger….

    • The setback our corrupt government agreed to was based on the size of our rural lots and acreage. Safety is not, and never was, a concern of theirs. How many liberals will be harmed by turbines?????

  2. Even the 2km is too close. People at 3km are being affected. And nobody is referencing size. So allow the 550 meter setback – up to 100ft turbine. 150 ft – 1km. then add a km for each 50 ft, because the current 400 ft models are not the maximum.
    Once they have the approvals, they can put up even bigger turbines.
    And even this would be a copout because it would only relieve the direct human suffering. It would do nothing for the birds, the animals, the worms in the soil… all of which are very important.
    A large windfarm in the US was put on hold because it would cost too much to avoid killing Whooping Cranes. They are building it now because the US gov’t is giving them a ‘take’ permit on whooping cranes. There are only a few hundred left, but the Pres says it’s too important to US economy and security. Right.

    • Just take a look at who POTUS appointed to head the U.S. Dept. Of The Interior which includes the Fish & Wildlife service which issues the bird kill permits. And some of his biggest supporters are from the wind industry including the USW and the electrical workers.

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