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.


Windlectric’s Application to the Ontario Energy Board

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Windlectric Inc. is asking the Ontario Energy Board for permission to construct approximately 5.9 kilometres of 115 kilovolt electrical transmission line and associated facilities.  The transmission line would connect Windlectric’s proposed industrial wind wind turbines on Amherst Island to the provincial power grid.

Windlectric Inc. is also asking the Ontario Energy Board to approve the form of four agreements it has offered to landowners to use their land for routing or construction of the proposed lines.

The Ontario Energy Board will hold a hearing (may be written or verbal) to consider these requests and will consider three issues:

  • the interest of consumers with respect to process and reliability and quality of electricity service;
  • the promotion of the use of renewable energy sources in a manner consistent with the policies of the Government of Ontario; and
  • the form of the agreement that Windlectric Inc. offers to landowners affected by the route or the location of the transmission line

The notice is available here: Windlectric Notice of Application 20141031.  The supporting documents were submitted to the Ontario Energy Board on September 19, 2014 but were not made available to the public until November 6, 2014.  A cursory review suggests inconsistencies between the documents submitted to the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change and those submitted to the Ontario Energy Board.

APAI is reviewing the materials and will decide in the near future whether to submit written comments or request intervenor status.  The request for intervenor status must be submitted by November 17, 2014.  Comments are due by January 5, 2015.

For more information, please refer to the Ontario Energy Board web site www.ontarioenergyboard.ca/noticeltc and select file EB-2014-0300.