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Armow Wind development
gets the green light
By Liz Dadson

Technology

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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 www.armowwind.com
 
"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.
 
"We 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: info@armowwind.com, 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 construction phases)

  • 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  Read More





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