APAI was not successful in achieving Leave to Appeal.

Windlectric/Algonquin, the company granted approval to blanket Amherst island with 26, fifty storey turbines, has completed dock construction on Amherst Island and commenced dock construction on the mainland. Loyalist Township has not approved the draft Operations Plan required by the Roads Use Agreement.  Windlectric has not entered into a Roads Use Agreement with the County of Lennox and Addington.   The company’s pre-construction study and Operations Plan note that Island roads with the exception of Front Rad do not have the load bearing capacity to support project traffic and equipment.  Island roads will fail!

In its first weeks of work the company caused a major power outage on the Island and a water emergency in Prince Edward County.  Restrictions due to fish spawning and grassland birds were blatantly disregarded.    Not a good beginning!

Call to Action
Please request Premier Wynne (premier@ontario.ca or 416-325-1941) and Minister Murray (minister.moecc@ontario.ca or 416-314-6790) to cancel the project without penalty because of the company’s inability to achieve its Commercial Operations Date and because it’s absolutely the right thing to do.


We are being bullied AND we are resilient, tenacious, and absolutely committed.

 

Issues

Windlectric/Algonquin Power has submitted a series of consultants’ report to support its application for Renewable Energy Approval. Based on detailed evaluation, the reports are incomplete and very deficient.

Capsule summaries of issues relating to Environment, Heritage, Noise and Shadow Flicker, Health, Safety, Decommissioning, and Economics are described under separate tabs. Please refer to the documents for detailed information.

Issues – Loyalist Township

In a report approved by Loyalist Township Council on April 2, 2013, Murray J Beckel MCIP, Director of Planning and Development for Loyalist Township pointed out the many deficiencies and omissions in the Windlectric Inc proposal and advised that the consultants’ reports lack detail and an approval of the project is premature until the full scope of the project including an appropriate level of detail is supplied enabling a proper assessment of impact on municipal infrastructure, the natural environment, cultural heritage, and land use compatibility.

Review Loyalist Township report here:

Loyalist Township Municipal Consultation Form-1

Issues – County of Lennox and Addington

In a letter dated July 2013, Larry Keech CAO of the County of Lennox and Addington agreed with the Loyalist Township position that the consultants’ reports lack detail and an approval of the project is premature.

20130723 County Municipal Consultation Form-1

Below you will find a summary of critiques of the Windlectric/AlgonquinREA documents:

Summary of Critiques

NOTICE OF PROPED CHANGE #1 – DOCKS AND INFRASTRUCTURE, MISSING MAPS

This is APAI’s response to Windlectric’s Notice of Proposed Change #1:

20140731 Large to Garcia-Wright re Notice of Proposed Change 1.