This posting is for a proposed Renewable Energy Approval (REA) by Otter Creek Wind Farm GP Inc., as general partner for and on behalf of Otter Creek Wind Farm LP (RES Canada, Boralex, and Walpole Island First Nation) for the Otter Creek Wind Farm.
The project is proposed to be located on privately owned land and public right-of-ways within an area generally bounded by Whitebread Line and Kent Line to the north, Payne Road to the west, Stewart Line and McCreary Line to the south, and Mandaumin Road / County Road 44 to the east, in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent.
This is a Class 4 wind facility with a total expected generation capacity of 50 megawatts (MW). The Otter Creek Wind Farm is proposed to consist of 12 wind turbines, a transformer substation, and associated project components/infrastructure.
Note that since submission of the REA application to the ministry, Otter Creek Wind Farm GP Inc. shifted Turbine 6 nine (9) metres west of its original location. This shift occurs within the previously-assessed project location boundary and the REA reports posted on the applicant’s public website have been updated to reflect this change.
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.