The Armow Wind project, to be located in the former Kincardine Township
in the Municipality of Kincardine, has received provincial approval
under the Renewable Energy Approval (REA) process.
In a press statement, the company notes that this process is an integrated evaluation of
the projectís impact on natural heritage, archaeology, and sound,
among other factors. Full project documents are available at
"Throughout the project proposal
stage, we have conducted extensive community consultation and look
forward to continuing to work closely with the community," says the statement. "In
the coming months, we will be establishing a Community Liaison
Committee as a way of collaborating with community members, sharing
information, discussing issues and concerns, and keeping the lines of
communication open during construction of the project.
are very excited to be a continued part of the Kincardine community.
The Armow Wind project, which is using wind turbines made right here
in Ontario, will bring many benefits to Kincardine, including job
creation, significant annual property taxes, a dedicated community
benefits program funded by the project, and will generate enough
clean, renewable energy to meet the annual needs of 55,000 homes."
Anyone with questions should contact Armow Wind, by calling 519-396-9433, by E-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by stopping in at the local office in Kincardine at 322 Lambton Street.
Fast facts about the Armow Wind project:
- 180-megawatt wind energy project
- Estimated $10-million in property taxes generated over 20-year contract period
- Construction period of 12-18 months
- Up to 200 jobs during construction period
- Up to 15 permanent jobs during operations, in addition to local contractors
- Project area: approximately 46,000 acres
- Surface area affected during operations: typically less than one per cent of total project area
Project Timeline (may change during the development and
- August, 2011 - Commence environmental consultant site visits
- November, 2011 - Project description report posted to the public
- November, 2011 - Notice of proposal
- December, 2011 - Public information sessions
- September, 2012 - Reports available for public review
- November, 2012 - Public information sessions
- November, 2012 - Submission of REA application
- 2013 - Start of construction
- 2014 - Commercial operation date
Meanwhile, Kincardine council has declared
itself an "unwilling host community" for industrial wind developments.
For more on this story, read the article below:
Kincardine council Kincardine takes firm stance against industrial wind turbines
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