Suncor faces appeals against 100-MW wind farm approval - report
Sep 10, 2014 - Counties in the Canadian province of Ontario have filed appeals against the recent approval of Suncor Energy Inc’s (TSE:SU) 100-MW Cedar Point wind project, the Observer said yesterday.
The appeals were lodged with Ontario's Environmental Review Tribunal by an individual and the counties of Lambton and Plympton-Wyoming. At the end of August, Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change gave its nod to the 46-turbine project. The deadline for appealing the permit was September 8.
According to David Cribbs, the general manager of corporate services for Lambton county, the construction of both collection and transmission lines that will support the planned turbines will hurt traffic safety. The project infrastructure can cause serious health problems to the travelling public, Cribbs said, as cited by the Observer. If the appeals are accepted, a hearing is likely to take place in the autumn, he added.
The Cedar Point wind farm, which was unveiled in 2005, is planned to be switched on by late 2015, Suncor Energy’s spokesman Jason Vaillant told the Observer last month. Once completed, the plant will sell its output to the Ontario Power Authority under a 20-year power purchase agreement.
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