The proponent, Sprott Power Corp, has failed to demonstrate that the Goulais Wind Farm will provide advantages to Algoma District. There is high risk that impact on tourism will be adverse, a subject that is inadequately addressed. The setbacks to neighbouring property lines do not provide adequate safety from known failures, and the provided documentation that claims accidents are of low frequency or that root causes have been addressed have not been adequately provided. The noise assessment fails to properly account for turbulence due to the close spacing of wind turbines in either this proposed wind farm or the neighbouring impacting wind farm. The proposal has failed to demonstrate any benefit to the province electrical system or electrical consumer.
Comments to Environmental Registry re Goulais Wind Farm
Township of Pennefather and Aweres – Algoma District
Recorded as Comment 157169 EBR Registry Number 011-8558