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Wind power project has new name and sponsor Vankleek Hill in Champlain Township and Dec. 8, in St-Bernardin in The Nation Municipality.


It’s got a newname and a new company in charge of it but it is the same wind power project proposed a couple years ago for Prescott-Russell. Next month, residents of bothThe Nation and Champlain Township get a chance at a face-to-face with the people behind the Eastern Fields Wind Power project. Lucas Reindler, development manager for Renewable Energy Systems Canada (RES), presented Champlain Township council with a verbal update of the project during its Nov. 8 regular session. The Eastern Fields Wind Power project was originally called the Parc Eolien Gauthier project when its original proponent, Leader Resources Inc., applied to the provincial government for inclusion on the annual list of approved alternative energy projects for the provincial power supply system. RES is a family-owned energy and construction business, based in London, England, with branch offices in Canada and other countries. Its Montreal branch acquired the Parc Eolien Gauthier project from Leader Resources in August 2015 and has, since, also gotten the project onto the provincial “green energy” list. Renamed Eastern Fields Wind Power (EFWP), the project is now undergoing the next phase of planning, which includes open houses, Dec. 6, in

“We’re looking at a two-year window, maybe fall of 2018, before we begin construction,” said Reindler. “More field work (on the project) needs to be done.” The purpose for the December open houses is to provide current information to residents and community leaders of both Champlain Township andThe Nation Municipality and also get their feedback and concerns about the project. EFWP involves setting up 12 wind turbine towers at a site located near the Village of St-Bernardin, in The Nation, to generate up to 32megawatts of electricity, enough to power 10,000 homes, for sale to the province through the Ontario energy grid. The connection site for the project and the energy grid is located in Champlain Township along County Road 10, near Vankleek Hill. Reindler noted that the company is still occupied with field studies for the project and has begun a “door-knocking campaign” inThe Nation to helpmake residents in and around St-Bernardin and other parts of the municipalitymore aware of EFWP and also hear some of their concerns. RES is also doing wildlife impact studies and reviewing the engineering plans for the project. He urged residents from both municipalities to attend the open houses next month.

Nouveau nom, nouvelle entreprise, maismême projet d’énergie éolienne que celui qui avait été proposé il y a quelques années pour Prescott-Russell. Le mois prochain, les résidents desmunicipalités de La Nation et de Champlain pourront rencontrer les gens derrière le projet d’énergie éolienne Eastern Fields. Ci-dessus, Lucas Reindler a livré au conseil municipal de Champlain un compte-rendu sur le projet d’éolienne proposé. Bien que le projet est prévu dans la municipalité de La Nation, le point d’ancrage du réseau électrique provincial se trouve dans la municipalité de Champlain. —photo Gregg Chamberlain



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