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.


Loyalist Township Finds Operations Plan Lacks Requisite Detail

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Loyalist Township in a letter dated January 20, 2017 to Algonquin Power advises that Operations Plan submitted on December 23, 2017 lacks the requisite detail to enable a “through review of the Plan as it relates to the public interest namely minimizing impacts to its residents, protection an maintenance of municipal infrastructure, preservation of Amherst Island heritage and and to ensure continued and effective emergency services during construction”.

The CAO’s letter concludes ” Loyalist Township believes that a clear and comprehensive Operations Plan will be of great benefit to all parties, during the implementation stage of this project. Accordingly, we formally request a detailed written response to the matters raised herein, by no later than February 28,2017″.

You can read the full letter here

APAI sincerely values the diligence and professionalism of Township staff and consultants.