The developer of a proposed off-shore wind farm has re-filed a lawsuit against the Ontario government, seeking $500 million in damages for “malfeasance in public office.” Trillium Power Wind Corp. was planning a wind farm of up to 600 megawatts in Lake Ontario near Kingston
But the project stalled when the Liberal government announced in February, 2011, that it was placing a moratorium on off-shore wind farms. The moratorium, which the government said is needed to conduct further research on the impact of off-shore developments, remains in effect.
In its action, filed Friday, Trillium says the province deliberately targeted the company, which was on the verge of signing a financing deal for the project when the moratorium was imposed. Trillium’s claims have not been proven in court. The new filing is Trillium’s second round in its fight with the province. It had filed an earlier claim for $2.25 billion. Read article