Suncor Energy is teaming up with wind energy giant NextEra to build its Cedar Point project in Plympton-Wyoming and Lambton Shores. Jason Vaillant says the companies have formed a limited 50-50 partnership with the “skilled and experienced operator.” Suncor has been working on the Cedar Point project for years. The company has received approval from the Ministry of the Environment for 43 turbines in the region. That approval was challenged by local residents at an Environmental Review Tribunal hearing recently. A decision is expected in a matter of days.
NextEra has several wind projects in the area, including the massive 92-turbine Jericho project. The two projects are next to each other and that means they can share resources, according to Vaillant. “The transmission lines combined into one single line instead of two,” he says. “That will minimize the overhead lines…We’ll be taking advantage of the infrastructure that is already there…We don’t have to do any construction on the second line.” He adds that will be “less intrusive” on the landscape. Read article
Suncor Energy and NextEra can move ahead with the Cedar Point Wind Centre in Plympton-Wyoming and Lambton Shores.
The Environmental Review Tribunal released its decision on the appeal of the 46- turbine project near Camlachie and it has rejected all the arguments against the project.
The County of Lambton appeal arguing some of the utility poles on Thompson Line in Lambton Shores were too close to the road and could lead to death if there were an accident. The tribunal found while an accident could happen, the traffic along the roadway is very low and dismissed the county’s argument. Read article