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Wind Power News: Prince Edward Island

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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.

November 8, 2019 • Letters, Prince Edward IslandPrint storyE-mail story

Concerned about wind farm development

For the past 20 years, I have divided my life between East Point, P.E.I. and a small, rural town in upstate New York. I am invested in both communities. I call both communities home. Like many Americans, I was drawn to P.E.I. by the beauty of its land and sea. I am grateful for a community that respects and cares for its natural resources. I came, also, to escape the pipelines, fracking, power plants and wind turbines. My small rural . . . Complete story »

September 30, 2019 • Prince Edward IslandPrint storyE-mail story

‘The plan is set’: Province says wind farm expansion going ahead in Eastern Kings

P.E.I.’s energy minister says the expansion of the wind farm in Eastern Kings will go ahead, even though an environmental study is not yet complete and other steps in the public process have yet to be taken. “I don’t want to leave it in the air that there’s a possibility that we’re not going there,” said Steven Myers, minister of transportation, energy and infrastructure. “We think the whole project’s in order and as we move through the steps we will . . . Complete story »

August 22, 2019 • Prince Edward IslandPrint storyE-mail story

Eastern Kings says no to allowing wind turbines closer to homes

The community of Eastern Kings is saying no to allowing wind turbines to be built closer to local homes. The decision follows a request by the P.E.I. Energy Corporation, as it looks at expanding its wind farm in the area. Council members in the rural municipality passed a motion Aug. 14 to deny the energy corporation’s request for a bylaw variance. That variance would have allowed turbines to be located 900 metres from homes and buildings. The current bylaw requires . . . Complete story »

July 31, 2019 • Prince Edward IslandPrint storyE-mail story

Residents threaten legal action in bid to halt wind farm development

A group of Eastern Kings residents opposed to an expansion of the provincial wind farm in the community has hired a lawyer in its efforts to stop the project from moving forward. The P.E.I. Energy Corporation has proposed adding seven more wind turbines with a generation capacity of 30 megawatts near the site of the existing wind farm in Hermanville, P.E.I. The Eastern Kings Community Association Ltd., a newly-registered non-profit corporation has hired a lawyer, Peter Ghiz, who this week . . . Complete story »

May 16, 2019 • Prince Edward IslandPrint storyE-mail story

P.E.I. Energy Corporation eyes Eastern Kings for new wind farm, yet again

The P.E.I. Energy Corporation is once again approaching the community of Eastern Kings to see if there is interest in the development of a wind farm. For over a year the corporation has been analyzing the wind at a number of Island locations, said Heather MacLeod, director of energy policy and assets for the corporation. “Those studies are complete now, we found that Eastern Kings is a favourable location with a good wind regime.” The P.E.I. Provincial Energy Strategy asks . . . Complete story »

January 5, 2019 • Prince Edward IslandPrint storyE-mail story

Repairs set to begin on turbine at Eastern Kings Wind Farm

Repairs are about to get underway on a wind turbine at the Eastern Kings Wind Farm, as officials try to determine the exact cause of the damage that took place in the days following a strong windstorm in November. “We really don’t know what happened. It was a catastrophic failure,” said Heather MacLeod, manager of energy assets with the PEI Energy Corporation. “Two blades came down. One was cracked … we’ll have to wait for the experts to get here . . . Complete story »

December 4, 2018 • Prince Edward IslandPrint storyE-mail story

New location on list for P.E.I.’s latest wind farm

The P.E.I. Energy Corporation has started environmental assessments at three possible sites for a new 30-megawatt wind farm, including a location not on the original list. The three sites now being considered for the $60 million project are Eastern Kings, Irishtown in central P.E.I. and Skinners Pond in the western part of the province. “We had erected a meteorological tower at Rock Barra and early data from the wind was showing the winds weren’t as strong as we had expected,” . . . Complete story »

March 12, 2018 • Prince Edward IslandPrint storyE-mail story

Eastern P.E.I. wind farm project studying 3 possible locations

A delayed wind farm project in Eastern Kings, P.E.I., is moving forward with the testing of three new possible sites for construction. The P.E.I. Energy Corporation initially planned to build a 30-megawatt development at East Point by 2019. However, a municipal bylaw change last fall in Eastern Kings that required a two-kilometre setback from the shore meant the corporation had to change its plans. Heather MacLeod, the manager of energy assets for the corporation, said the setback limits development options. . . . Complete story »

February 1, 2018 • Letters, Prince Edward IslandPrint storyE-mail story

Answers blowing in the wind

Recent news tells us our electricity bills in the City of Summerside, will increase 2.5 per cent this year, keeping in line with Maritime Electric. There is something very wrong with this picture. Years ago when this windmill project was set up, with our previous mayor and council, the residents were led to believe this investment would decrease our utility bills. There has never been a decrease, since this project was completed. Prior to our budget 2018-2019 is passed, Mayor . . . Complete story »

October 31, 2017 • Prince Edward IslandPrint storyE-mail story

New P.E.I. wind farm delayed; New bylaw prompts more wind regime tests, says P.E.I. Energy Corporation

The P.E.I. Energy Corporation is pushing back its new wind farm project to 2020. Initially, the province had hoped to build the 30-megawatt development at East Point by 2019. But Heather MacLeod, the manager of energy assets for P.E.I. Energy Corporation, told CBC News a bylaw change in the Eastern Kings municipality has reduced the size of the area where turbines can be constructed. MacLeod said they’re retesting the wind regime within the smaller area at East Point, and also . . . Complete story »

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