John Miner, London Free Press
Love ’em or hate ’em, you can’t miss them. Popping up in the snow and muck of North Middlesex, giant wind turbines are rapidly changing the rural landscape here.
One of what NextEra Energy Canada officials proudly call their “six pack,” the Bornish Wind Energy Centre covering 150 square kilometres south of Parkhill, is the most advanced industrial wind farm under development in Middlesex County. Not far behind, down the road south of Hwy. 402, is NextEra’s Adelaide Wind Energy Centre. Further north in Huron County, the Bluewater wind farm also is under construction.
Two other NextEra projects in the London area — Jericho in Lambton and Middlesex and Goshen in Huron and Middlesex — await final approval. The final wind farm in the six-pack is the East Durham Wind Energy Centre near Owen Sound. This week the company finished delivering the last of the massive turbine blades, towers and generator components to the two Middlesex wind farms, and construction is in high gear. Read article