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These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch. They are the products of and owned by the organizations or individuals noted and are shared here according to “fair use” and “fair dealing” provisions of copyright law.

July 21, 2021 • OntarioPrint storyE-mail story

More details on Skyway 8 wind turbine that suffered severe damage

More details are available on when the test device was installed on the Skyway 8 turbine which suffered severe damage recently. A media contact for Capstone said that the device was installed the week of Mar. 15, when cranes were onsite at County Rd. 8 southwest of Dundalk. The company had received an extension on the Ontario EA approval for testing the Powercone device, Megan Hunter said in an email. The EA when first granted originally was to start earlier . . . Complete story »

July 20, 2021 • OntarioPrint storyE-mail story

North Stormont resident fed up with wind-turbine side effects

“When they are running, you’d think I’m living between the 401 and the Queensway,” he said. “It sounds like a jet that’s about to take off but never does.” A video recorded by Lamb seemed to confirm his claims — the three blades swirling in the wind give off a continuous highway-like sound. “You think you’d get used to it, but you don’t.” Complete story »

July 7, 2021 • OntarioPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbine with test device loses part of a blade

Part of a blade on a wind turbine just off Grey County Road 8 southwest of Dundalk broke and fell to the earth last Wednesday morning. Although the company is still investigating the cause, Megan Hunter of Capstone Infrastructure told the Dundalk Herald that there was a special circumstance. “We can confirm that we were testing an aerodynamic improvement device on the turbine in question,” she said in an email reply. The test device had been placed only on the . . . Complete story »

June 25, 2021 • AlbertaPrint storyE-mail story

Renewable Energy Systems hopes to build wind play northwest of Hilda

Renewable Energy Systems is hoping to break ground in 2022 on a wind project northwest of Hilda after three years of planning. The proposed Hilda Wind Power Project would be 100 megawatts produced by 20 wind turbines of generation on 7,000 acres of land. The project will connect into a 130-kilovolt AltaLink transmission line running to the east and west of the area. “So, our connection point is right on the site and is one of the reasons we chose . . . Complete story »

June 24, 2021 • OntarioPrint storyE-mail story

Nation Rise Wind Farm opponents say IESO has broken Ontario law

FINCH – The spokesperson of a group that’s a fierce opponent of the Nation Rise Wind Farm has sent an email to officials with the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) saying it has broken Ontario law. Ruby Mekker, in a letter on Monday to officials including Terry Young, interim president and CEO of the IESO, said the approval of the commercial operation date for the Nation Rise project “is illegal,” that the IESO has been provided with proof of adverse health . . . Complete story »

June 19, 2021 • AlbertaPrint storyE-mail story

Yet another southeast Alberta wind farm seeks regulator approval

Another wind farm in southeast Alberta is being put before Alberta utility regulators. The Hilda Wind Power Project would consist of 20 turbine towers on either side of Highway 41 northwest of the hamlet in Cypress County. The developer, Renewable Energy Systems Canada, submitted its application to the Alberta Utilities Commission on Wednesday. The array would produce up to 100 megawatts of electricity in peak conditions that would be put onto the Alberta power grid via a new substation and . . . Complete story »

June 10, 2021 • AlbertaPrint storyE-mail story

MD wound up over potential wind project

The image of white towers set to a mountainous backdrop has become so iconic that it’s hard to imagine a time when the Pincher Creek region didn’t have wind turbines spinning in the breeze. While renewable electrical production has its merits, the closer you get to a wind farm the less you can see the rolling foothills and mountain range southwestern Alberta is famous for, making the iconic white towers a bit of an eyesore. MD of Pincher Creek residents . . . Complete story »

June 10, 2021 • AlbertaPrint storyE-mail story

22-turbine wind farm near Seven Persons awaits regulatory OK

A plan to erect 22 wind turbines in a renewable energy facility near Seven Persons is now before utility regulators for approval. The Alberta Utilities Commission is considering a final application to build “Winnifred Wind” and will accept written submissions from anyone affected until July 9. The wind farm would be built on leased sites on privately owned land in the County of Forty Mile and Cypress County by Enerfin Energy Company of Canada. The array and underground collector network . . . Complete story »

June 10, 2021 • AlbertaPrint storyE-mail story

Public feedback deadline approaches for Jenner wind farm expansion

A proposal to more than double the size of a wind farm to be built near Jenner is approaching a deadline for public feedback in the approval process. Jenner Wind was initially planned to be constructed in three phases, with an initial 22 turbine towers included in a successful bid to supply power to the provincial grid in late 2018. That phase would produce 122 megawatts of power in peak conditions at the location northeast of the hamlet of Jenner . . . Complete story »

June 8, 2021 • AlbertaPrint storyE-mail story

Southern Albertans voice opposition to proposed wind power project

On May 25, residents of the Municipal District of Pincher Creek submitted a letter of opposition to a proposed wind power facility at a council meeting, which they said could have a variety of negative impacts. It garnered around 400 signatures. “Only a few people didn’t sign the letter of objection because they wanted more information,” said Pat MacInnis, who has lived in the M.D. since 2006. The Castle Meridian Wind Power Project by Clem Geo-Energy Corp. would be located . . . Complete story »

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