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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.

December 4, 2019 • Opinions, Prince Edward IslandPrint storyE-mail story

Wetlands and wildlife need protection

When the 10-turbine East Point wind farm was proposed in 2006, a group of concerned birders and members of the Natural History Society and Island Nature Trust came together to discuss the best ways to mitigate and avoid bird mortality at East Point. The area is well-known as a hot spot for migratory birds. Thousands of birds funnel to the point for their southerly migration in the fall and enter P.E.I. at the point in the spring. The greatest numbers . . . Complete story »

November 28, 2019 • Prince Edward IslandPrint storyE-mail story

Residents near eastern P.E.I. windmill site concerned about endangered birds and bats: Greens

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Green MLA Lynne Lund raised several concerns about a wind farm expansion in Eastern Kings during question period on Wednesday. The expansion of the farm from 10 windmills to 17 has caused concern from local residents, who say the expansion could threaten local bird species. Lund raised several of these concerns during question period and referred to a recently completed environmental assessment of the project. “The assessment, which is currently subject to public review and comment, identified some . . . Complete story »

November 26, 2019 • Letters, Prince Edward IslandPrint storyE-mail story

Concerns with East Point windmills proposal

We retired and moved back to East Point where my wife grew up. It is so beautiful here it was once considered to become a national park. P.E.I. Energy is planning to build 60-storey windmills (175 metres) in East Point. My concern is what effect they will have on our migratory bird route, our lands natural beauty and our health? There are over 100 residents that are against this 60-storey windmill proposal and have sent letters to our council (Council . . . Complete story »

November 20, 2019 • Prince Edward IslandPrint storyE-mail story

Wildlife protection group opposes wind farm expansion

The Souris and Area Wildlife Branch of the P.E.I. Wildlife Federation is sounding the alarm on the proposed expansion of the wind farm in Eastern Kings. The P.E.I. Energy Corporation wants to add seven new turbines to the 10 currently in place, which would double the electricity output of the farm. The turbines would be larger than the current ones, and that’s something that worries the group. “These are going to be phenomenal in size. It’s going to be probably . . . Complete story »

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 »

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