Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 988

St. Lawrence Wind Demonstration Project

Proponent: The NeWind Group

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

  • The proponent proposes to construct and operate a 5 to 25 MW wind generation demonstration project consisting of up to 50 wind turbines with individual rated capacity between 500 kW and 1.8 MW. The wind farm is proposed for an area approximately 1 km northwest of the Town of St. Lawrence on both sides of Route 220. The turbines are horizontal axis, three bladed wind energy converters with a maximum height of 75 m and a rotor diameter of between 40 and 54 m. Turbines will be accessed via a 4.5 m wide gravel access road. Underground cabling will link the turbines to an intertie point and then be connected through overhead transmission lines to a substation. An in-service date is projected for late 2003.
  • November 21, 2001 - The undertaking was registered.
  • January 14, 2002 - The Minister released the undertaking.
  • September 26, 2002 - The Minister announced that the Bird Monitoring Program has been approved.
  • July 3, 2003 - The Minister announced that 2002 Bird Surveys have been submitted.
  • May 2, 2007 - The Minister approved the Environmental Protection Plan.

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