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Bruce County wants a full environmental assessment (EA) on Enbridge’s proposed 121-turbine wind farm in Kincardine and Saugeen Shores.
Municipality of Kincardine council is unanimously endorsing a massive Enbridge wind farm project in the northern section of the municipality.
Ten of the 17 speakers sharing dissatisfaction with Enbridge’s public process or were against the project altogether. Of the seven who spoke for the project, four were residents of Kincardine or Saugeen Shores while the other three were employed by or affiliated with the wind power project.
There were many speakers but no decisions made at Thursday night’s Planning Advisory Committee public meeting on the proposed Enbridge wind farm.
UXBRIDGE -- Residents looking to erect wind turbines on a Leaskdale property have softened their stance against the Township after it handed down a bylaw forbidding the construction of turbines until the end of the year.
OTTAWA, ON, May 31 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) today released a report designed to facilitate the installation of small wind turbines across Canada. The report provides guidance for both consumers and municipalities on "Best Practices" that will ensure the proper installation of turbines under 300 kilowatts (kW) rated capacity in Canadian homes, farms and businesses.
The problem is with the proposed bylaws that she says are “too restrictive” and make it so that “95 per cent of the people” can’t even install one on their property.
Changes suggested during a public meeting in January on Mono's wind generation policy have been made to a draft bylaw and a decision on whether to pass it will likely be made after the town's revised Official Plan is adopted. Most of the changes were to make the wording of the bylaw clearer.
Against an accusation of an appearance of conflict of interest, Amaranth Township records indicate that Mayor Bob Currie declared his interest in the rezoning of his own and his son's properties for the planned installation of wind turbines.
Some wind turbines proposed for Amaranth are facing scrutiny by Grand River Conservation Authority, and others are finding a mix of opposition and approval from residents.
At an open house in Fisherville, concerning wind farms, a representative of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture said farmers can easily sell themselves short or even lose their property if they enter into bad agreements for the use of their land.
This working paper is made available by the Resource and Environmental economics and Policy Analysis (REPA) Research Group at the University of Victoria. REPA working papers have not been peer reviewed and contain preliminary research findings. They shall not be cited without the expressed written consent of the author(s). Editor's Note: The authors’ conclusion regarding ‘effective capacity’, i.e. the measure of a generator’s contribution to system reliability that is tied to meeting peak loads, is that it “is difficult to generalize, as it is a highly site-specific quantity determined by the correlation between wind resource and load” and that ‘values range from 26 % to 0% of rated capacity.” This conclusion is based, in part, on a 2003 study by the California Energy Commission that estimated that three wind farm aggregates- Altamont, San Gorgonio and Tehachpi, which collectively represent 75% of California’s deployed wind capacity- had relative capacity credits of 26.0%, 23.9% and 22.0% respectively. It is noteworthy that during California’s Summer ’06 energy crunch, as has been widely publicized in the press, wind power produced at 254.6 MW (10.2% of wind’s rated capacity of 2,500MW) at the time of peak demand (on July 24th) and over the preceding seven days (July 17-23) produced at 89.4 to 113.0 MW, averaging only 99.1 MW at the time of peak demand or just 4% of rated capacity.