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Renewable Energy Systems Canada Inc (RES), Boralex Inc. (BLX) and Walpole Island First Nations (WIFN) are planning to build a wind farm in Ontario, Canada.
The project involves the construction of a wind farm with a generating capacity of up to 50MW. It includes the construction of a substation, access roads and related infrastructure, the installation of 12 turbines, transformers, and the laying of transmission lines.
The installation of the Enercon E-141, 12 turbines, which has a nominal power rating of each up to 4.2 MW. The turbines will each have three 66.7m blades with a hub height of 129m and a rotor diameter of 141m. The concrete foundation may be up to 30m in diameter.
Otter Creek Wind Farm Ltd Partnership is a partnership between RES and BLX. RES will own 51%, while Boralex and WIFN will own 38.5% and 10.5% ownership stakes in the project respectively.
In June 2013, AECOM was appointed was appointed as an environmental consultant.
In August 2015, the project received municipal approval from the Chatham-Kent. On August 25, 2015, a public community meeting was held to discuss the proposed plans.
Independent Electricity System Operator selected RES and BLX for the development of the project.
The project received approvals for the Government of Ontario in March 2016.
As of March 2016, environmental field work studies are underway and are expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2016.
On July 22, 2016, a public community meeting was held to discuss project plans.
Enercon has been appointed as turbine manufacturing contractor.
The REA application to the province of Ontario is set to be submitted shortly, and an approval is anticipated to be announced by the fall of this year.
RES is anticipated to submit an application to the Ministry of Environment for a renewable energy approval (REA) in the second quarter of 2017 and expected to secure approvals in the fourth quarter of 2017.
Construction works slated to commence in 2018 and the project would be operational by 2019.
The project involves the construction of a wind farm with a generating capacity of up to 50MW in Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada.