Ontario's ERT clears 18-MW Gunn’s Hill wind project
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The Canadian province of Ontario’s Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) has dismissed an appeal against the approval of the 18-MW Gunn’s Hill wind project in the city of Woodstock, Oxford county.
As a result, constructing work at the project site has already been initiated, Oxford Community Energy Co-operative (OCEC) announced in a press release on Thursday. The latter developed the project alongside Prowind Canada Inc and the Six Nations of the Grand River through the partnership Gunn’s Hill LP.
The wind farm will consist of 10 units of Senvion MM92 turbines. It is the largest community-owned renewable energy project to receive clearance in Ontario, OCEC noted. The cooperative holds a 49% stake in the project.
The plant is expected to start commercial operations in the summer of next year.