EPCOR and the Ontario Power Authority mutually agree to terminate Kingsbridge II contract

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CTV News did a story on health problems associated with wind farms. Ernie Marshall moved from his home at the Kingsbridge l wind farm after suffering health problems. I would like to think this had something to do with Epcor’s  decision not to go ahead with the second phase of the project. A corporation with a heart?

Wind turbines cause health problems, residents say – CTV News

TORONTO and GODERICH, ON, Oct. 15 /CNW/ – EPCOR Utilities Inc. (EPCOR) announced today that the company and the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) have mutually agreed to terminate the renewable energy supply agreement for EPCOR’s 160 megawatt Kingsbridge II wind project in the Township of Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh.

The Kingsbridge II project was selected through a Request for Proposals
(RFP) process in November 2005, and a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for output from the project was signed on November 21, 2005. The PPA required the project to be in service by October 31, 2008.

EPCOR experienced delays obtaining provincial and municipal approvals forthe project, and uncertainty respecting regulations concerning the project’s layout, design, and testing. As a result, EPCOR would be unable to meet the contracts conditions as a result of circumstances beyond its control. EPCOR has decided in cooperation with the OPA that it will not proceed with this project as originally planned. EPCOR will not incur any asset write-downs associated with this decision.

Source CNW Group

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2 Responses to “EPCOR and the Ontario Power Authority mutually agree to terminate Kingsbridge II contract”

  1. shanghaicowgirl Says:

    I’d be interested in knowing if it really was health concerns that shut down this project. It kinda sounds like the municipality shut out the farm too – did they block it, and how?

  2. kingsbridge resident Says:

    I live in Kingsbridge at highway 21 and the kingsbridge line when the wind is blowing from the east you can hear the windmills quite clearly from any residence in kingsbridge. I`ll bet those windmills are over two miles away. I coldn`t imagine what the hell is wrong with the gov`t allowing a 450m setback.

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