Five-turbine project a collaboration between Loeffen Farms and Rankin construction
Wainfleet wind project gets final approval
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The Ministry of the Environment has granted final approval to a wind turbine project in Wainfleet.
Port Colborne Leader
The Ministry of the Environment has granted approval to a wind turbine project in the township.
IPC Energy announced the approval Monday. The project, a collaboration between Loeffen Farms and Rankin construction, will see a nine megawatt wind farm built in the township. A total of five turbines will be built.
“We are pleased to advance this project into the long anticipated construction phase of development,” said John Andrews, president of IPC Energy, in a press release.
IPC Energy has been awaiting the final Renewable Energy Approval for months, and now that its been granted construction is expected to begin sometime this month.
The project is expected to create enough electricity to power 1,400 homes, producing 25 million kWh per year.
“It has been an extremely rigorous and complex process that will ultimately positively serve all Ontarians by investing in our future energy needs using private capital in an environmentally responsible manner,” said Tom Lewis, project manager at IPC Energy.
The project has been a controversial one, with staunch opposition from many residents and the township council. Earlier this year the township declared itself an unwilling host to turbine projects.