In its notice of appeal, the energy corporation said the council's decision "failed to follow the intent and objectives of its official plan and subdivision and control bylaw," which it said permit windmills within the community for the purposes of electrical power generation.
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An expansion at the wind farm in Eastern Kings, which the P.E.I. government said was a go last month, has been denied a permit by the local municipality. In September, Minister of Environment Natalie Jameson approved the expansion subject to 17 conditions drawn from responses from the public.
Council members in the rural municipality passed a motion Aug. 14 to deny the energy corporation's request for a bylaw variance. That variance would have allowed turbines to be located 900 metres from homes and buildings. The current bylaw requires a distance of 1,000 metres.
Some residents of Eastern Kings stood up to defend their municipal council at a public meeting Wednesday where there was talk of legal action against the municipality as it weighs the merits of a wind turbine proposal. "I certainly think we've got off on the very wrong foot to have a legal challenge at a public meeting," said local farmer Boyd Rose, speaking at the podium at Eastern Kings Community Centre, in front of about 60 people.
MacRae couldn’t say for certain who would have to pay for the cancellation: electricity ratepayers or taxpayers. “It would be my assumption that would end up somehow on the ratepayers,” he said. “We just need to see what the government has in mind and who will foot the bill.”
An investigation is underway to figure out why one of the turbines at the Eastern Kings Wind Farm stopped working and who’s going to pay for the repairs.
Kensington town council is awaiting word on the future of a wind mill that was intended to be a costs savings for the operation at Community Gardens. ...Caseley said the town was generating about $500 a month in electrical power through the wind turbine or between $5,000 and $6,000 annually. “It actually cost us money to have the windmill there.”
DSTN, is on the verge of completing a 10-tower order for Acciona Windpower, with the last tower section for a 30-megawatt wind farm shipped there on Tuesday. As a result, the company has temporarily laid off employees involved in that project; a spokesman declined to give an exact number of affected people.