Local project will expose wind farm pros and cons

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For good or for ill, the South Branch Wind Farm project will be breaking ground in a few weeks in the western most parts of the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry in South Dundas, the host community. The 10 massive wind turbines will eventually produce a maximum of 30-megawatts annually, injecting clean electricity into the Ontario grid.

But at the same time, neighbouring residents will join the thousands across the province who have already complained of still disputed ill health effects from the sound vibration. Then there is the possibility of lowered property evaluations. These are only a few of the benefits and detriments that are produced by the operation of these super wind mills.

One thing, for sure, is that we will know first-hand the outcome of having these facilities so nearby. Wind farm developer, EDP Renewables, has agreed to a number of conditions, including tracking complaints and monitoring effects on bird and bat populations. Read article

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