Wind turbines will be coming to the Port Ryerse area in the near future.
The Ontario Power Authority announced the approval of 40 new green energy projects Thursday morning representing 872 megawatts of clean power.
This is enough to serve the electricity needs of 200,000 homes – a community the size of Burlington.
Details on the Port Ryerse project are sketchy at the moment.
However, OPA says UDI Renewables Corporation has been green-lighted for 10,000 kilowatts of capacity by the lakeshore.
Port Ryerse is shaping up to be a green energy hub in Norfolk. Last year, SkyPower and SkyEdison turned the sod on a large solar farm operation on Port Ryerse Road north of Highway 6.
Planner Shirley Cater, Norfolk County’s point person on wind farm projects, said this morning that she has not heard of the UDI proposal. However, she gave assurances that there will be open houses related to the development and a discussion around the Norfolk council table before the project proceeds.
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