John Miner, London Free Press
Construction of a massive wind farm — equal to the largest ever planned in Ontario — is set to start after a victory for the company at the Environmental Review Tribunal. Workers are being hired and construction is to start before the end of March, the companies behind the K2 Wind Power Project said Thursday.
The project north of Goderich will dwarf existing wind farms in the province, with a capacity of 270 megawatts and 140 giant turbines. It’s expected to start providing power by the second half of 2015, enough to meet the energy needs of 100,000 homes. The project will require construction of 90 kilometres of new access roads in Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh Township just to service the turbines.
Local opponents of the project had appealed its approval to the review tribunal, arguing the project will have far-reaching negative impacts on the lives and property of township residents. Read article