A major wind power development in Town of the Blue Mountains is dead and Brookfield Power is blaming the town.
Mayor Ellen Anderson wonders how you could cancel something that never started.
Brookfield Power announced they will no longer be attempting a 49.5 megawatt wind power project in Town of the Blue Mountains.
But Anderson says council never even received a proposal.
The possibility of an application for 20 to 30 turbines on top of Blue Mountain caused intense controversy in the town.
Anderson says they’ve been engaging in a public process to develop an intensive renewable energy policy.
But in Windsight – an online magazine – Brookfield Vice-President Andy McPhee blamed the town for being too slow in developping their policy.
The magazine also claimed town officials could not be reached for comment – a claim Anderson denies.
The Mayor says she’s written a letter to Brookfield politely refuting their accusation the town was holding them down.
Anderson says Brookfield is playing the blame game and she has no idea what their next move will be.
She asserts council is working diligently to develop their renewable energy.
Anderson says despite the apparent end of Brookfield’s plans, she remains concerned about Ontario Bill 51 taking control of energy projects out of the municipality’s hands.
Written by Shawn Mullin
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