This posting is for a proposed Renewable Energy Approval by Windlectric Inc. for the Amherst Island Wind Energy Project, proposed to be located in Loyalist Township, County of Lennox and Addington. This is a Class 4 wind facility with a total expected generation capacity of up to 75 megawatts (MW).
The proposed facility is considered to be a Class 4 wind facility under Ontario Regulation 359/09 (O. Reg.359/09) Renewable Energy Approvals under Part V.0.1 of the Environmental Protection Act. Applications for Renewable Energy Approvals are required to be submitted in accordance with O.Reg.359/09 for consideration for approval.
Since the REA application was received on April 18, 2013 and deemed complete on January 2, 2014, Windlectric Inc. has proposed a change to the project. The proposed project modification, which is described in detail in the modification documents available on the applicant’s website (see link in the Additional Information section of this posting), consists of:
- Including the temporary concrete batch plant as part of the Renewable Energy Approval application.
This modification has been classified as a project design change. The ministry requested that the applicant notify stakeholders, and provide the public with additional opportunity to review and comment on the proposed change to the project.
The purpose of this notice is to allow opportunity for the public to comment on the temporary concrete batch plant, and the Modification Document including its associated studies. All comments that were received as a result of the original Instrument Proposal Notice commenting period beginning on January 2, 2014 and ending on March 8, 2014 will continue to be considered as part of the decision-making process by the ministry. All comments received as a result of this additional 30 day comment period will also be considered as part of the decision-making process by the ministry.