By Greg Peerenboom, Cornwall Standard Freeholder
One of the more controversial issues that faced South Dundas council over the past term is back on the agenda Tuesday. This time, however, wind farm representative Ken Little hopes the questions won’t be as grilling as past experiences.
Little is asking for South Dundas council’s acceptance of a $30,000 annual fund provided by EDP Renewables to South Dundas for hosting the 30 megawatt South Branch Wind Farm. The money would likely target the immediate Brinston area where the 10 wind turbines are located.
The draft agreement was not available to the media on Monday. Previously, Mayor Steven Byvelds had indicated that EDP would like to have some say in how the funds are allocated. The $30,000 fund was agreed upon in principle when South Dundas was notified of the South Branch project before construction took place last year. The wind farm began operations last March. Read article