Ontario’s Gunn’s Hill wind farm project has received environmental approval and could begin construction as early as this summer in the Township of Norwich, Oxford County. Canada’s Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change recently issued the approval document. Development company Prowind Canada is set to begin the construction process as soon as the appeal period is over.
This Class 4 wind facility will consist of 10 wind turbine generators, below ground collector lines, access roads, and other infrastructure. The approval document includes several conditions that must be followed, however, including noise emissions, environmental monitoring (for species such as birds and bats), water management rules, and more.
If there are no appeals, the next step is for Prowind to apply for permits from the Township of Norwich to begin construction. Senvion will be the turbine supplier, supplying their MM92 – 1.88 MW turbines for the 18-MW project.
The entire approval document can be found here.