Decision on Instrument: A Renewable Energy Approval (REA) has been issued to Jericho Wind, Inc. (NextEra Energy Canada) to engage in a renewable energy project in respect of a Class 4 wind facility consisting of the construction, installation, operation, use and retiring of 92 turbines with a total nameplate capacity of approximately 150 megawatts (MW). The wind facility will be connected to Hydro One’s distribution system.
This Class 4 wind facility, known as the Jericho Wind Energy Centre, will be located in the Municipality of Lambton Shores and Township of Warwick, within Lambton County, and the Municipality of North Middlesex, within Middlesex County.
Note that since the REA application was deemed complete on July 17, 2013, Jericho Wind, Inc. made changes to the project. The changes included the following:
- construction disturbance areas were modified to reduce or eliminate impacts to archaeological resources,
- infrastructure or construction disturbance areas added or changed to optimize project design/ constructability, including the addition of 2 turbine locations and relocation of several other turbines, and
- turbines and associated infrastructure removed. Read article