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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.


April 12, 2021 • Prince Edward IslandPrint storyE-mail story

IRAC hears appeal for 30-megawatt wind farm rejected by rural P.E.I. council

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – The P.E.I. Energy Corporation (PEIEC) says a municipality went against its own bylaws when denying a 30-megawatt wind farm expansion. “This was a very technical application that was placed before this small, rural municipality, and they should have reached out to specialists,” the PEIEC’s lawyer Gordon MacKay said on Friday. In October 2020, the council of Eastern Kings voted 3-1 against an application for a seven-turbine wind farm in its region. The application has been in the works . . . Complete story »


April 8, 2021 • Prince Edward IslandPrint storyE-mail story

IRAC to decide whether proposed Eastern Kings wind farm expansion should go ahead

After its proposal to build more wind turbines in Eastern Kings last fall was denied, the P.E.I. Energy Corporation is arguing for the Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission to overturn that decision. The corporation runs the province’s wind farms and wanted to add seven wind turbines to the 10 that already exist in the municipality of Eastern Kings, east of Souris. “The wind farm, the purpose of it is to provide clean renewable electricity to Islanders and to ensure our . . . Complete story »


December 16, 2020 • Letters, Prince Edward IslandPrint storyE-mail story

Flights of fancy over wind power

With reference to the opinion piece published on renewable energy (Advancing technologies, Dec. 3). The writers claim that renewable energy is now “five times cheaper than coal.” I don’t know where they get such a figure, as any electrical engineer knows that coal is the cheapest form of generation. I don’t like calling people names, and in this case I will just say the writers are deluded. Wind and solar power appear cheap because of massive subsidies. Everywhere they have . . . Complete story »


December 3, 2020 • Prince Edward IslandPrint storyE-mail story

West Prince residents want high-voltage power lines moved

More than 50 people who live in the western P.E.I. community of Forestview have signed a petition calling on the provincial government to move high-voltage power lines away from their homes. The lines run along Howlan Road and carry electricity generated at the West Cape wind farm. The province did remove three-quarters of the lines in 2008, says local resident Clyde Penney, and promised at that time to move the rest once future wind turbines were established in that area. . . . Complete story »


November 26, 2020 • Letters, Prince Edward IslandPrint storyE-mail story

More on wind farms

Carl Brothers in The Guardian (Wind will power our future, Nov. 13) challenges my thoughts on wind turbines. With respect to the cost, he claims they are now significantly cheaper than coal. I would ask, how come that wherever they have been installed in large numbers to replace coal, electricity prices have soared? In California, Germany, Denmark, and South Australia, there has been a transition to wind and solar, and prices have gone out of control. I agree with him . . . Complete story »


November 18, 2020 • Prince Edward IslandPrint storyE-mail story

P.E.I. Energy Corporation appeals decision to deny wind farm expansion

The P.E.I. Energy Corporation has filed an appeal of a decision by the Rural Municipality of Eastern Kings to deny a permit for an expansion of a wind farm. The municipal council voted on Oct. 22 to deny the permit, after the provincial government had approved the expansion. Councillors had expressed concern that the environmental cost of the wind farm would be greater than the benefit. The P.E.I. Energy Corporation filed its appeal with the Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission . . . Complete story »


November 5, 2020 • Prince Edward IslandPrint storyE-mail story

P.E.I. company calling on government to overturn wind farm decision

The project manager for Eastern Kings Wind Farm expansion project is calling on the P.E.I. government to issue a ministerial order and move the project forward after it was recently rejected by the local municipal council. In a letter on Tuesday to Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy Minister Steven Myers, Carl Brothers, general manager of P.E.I.’s Frontier Power Systems, called council’s decision a “disappointing, but unsurprising, development for the project”. On Sept. 2, the province approved the Eastern Kings Wind Farm . . . Complete story »


October 23, 2020 • Prince Edward IslandPrint storyE-mail story

Local council denies Eastern Kings wind farm a permit

An expansion at the wind farm in Eastern Kings, which the P.E.I. government said was a go last month, has been denied a permit by the local municipality. In September, Minister of Environment Natalie Jameson approved the expansion subject to 17 conditions drawn from responses from the public. On Thursday night, the Rural Municipality of Eastern Kings voted 3-1 against a permit for the expansion. “I think council is just relieved to have had that meeting over with,” Deputy Mayor . . . Complete story »


October 23, 2020 • Prince Edward IslandPrint storyE-mail story

Eastern Kings council denies P.E.I. Energy Corporation’s application for wind farm expansion

EASTERN KINGS, P.E.I. – Going into the evening’s meeting, Danelle Elliott had no idea what her council’s final decision was going to be. “It was a big application for a small community like ours,” said the deputy mayor of Eastern Kings. “Honestly, it’s been very stressful and I’m glad it’s done.” The decision was whether or not to grant P.E.I. Energy Corporation (PEIEC) a special development permit to add seven turbines to its existing wind farm in the area. The province . . . Complete story »


September 24, 2020 • Prince Edward IslandPrint storyE-mail story

Atlantic Loop will help expand wind energy sector, P.E.I. MP says

A multimillion-dollar promise to fund an Atlantic Loop will allow wind energy to be exported more easily and create new jobs in rural areas, says a P.E.I. MP. Egmont MP Bobby Morrissey said the province continues to struggle to get its green wind energy to larger markets in Quebec, Ontario and the U.S., and that is holding the industry back from future growth. In Wednesday’s speech from the throne, the federal government announced it would “transform how we power our . . . Complete story »


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