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wpd CEO says cancellation unfair and costly for company

wpd CEO says cancellation unfair and costly for company

Open letter to Ontario Premier Doug Ford wpd AG is a German developer, owner and operator of wind farm projects, which has, through its Mississauga based office, been developing the White Pines project for years and is now realizing it as an investor. We employ over 600 people in 20 different countries. As a medium […]

Municipality will honour road users agreement with wpd

Municipality will honour road users agreement with wpd

The County of Prince Edward intends to continue honouring the road users agreement (RUA) it signed with wpd White Pines Wind in 2016. “While the government of Ontario has signalled its intent to cancel the industrial wind turbine project in South Marysburgh, it is premature for the municipality to take any action before provincial legislation […]

APPEC's legal action against IESO re: wpd turbines dismissed in court

APPEC’s legal action against IESO re: wpd turbines dismissed in court

As enormous industrial wind turbine components continue to make their through the County enroute to sites in South Marysburgh, disappointing news has arrived in opponents’ email boxes. Gord Gibbins, chair of the Alliance to Protect Prince Edward County, (APPEC) informed supporters and media Thursday morning that legal action against the IESO (Independent Electricity System Operator) […]

Opponents shocked wpd gained notice to proceed - MPP Smith seeks action

Opponents shocked wpd gained notice to proceed – MPP Smith seeks action

UPDATE:  “It’s completely unacceptable and wrong that this decision was made by the Independent Electricity System Operator during the election,” said Todd Smith, Bay of Quinte MPP. “This should never have happened and breaches every convention or long-standing practice during the period of an election campaign. “Our PC Government has not yet taken office but […]

Municipality recommends no reduced load exemption for wpd Canada

Municipality recommends no reduced load exemption for wpd Canada

The municipality is recommending council does not grant a reduced load exemption sought by wpd Canada to deliver cement for its nine industrial wind turbine project near Milford. In a report submitted for council’s Committee of the Whole meeting Thursday, Robert McAuley, Commissioner of Engineering, Development and Works notes other municipalities contacted do not grant […]

wpd seeks exemption to reduced load limit for cement delivery

wpd seeks exemption to reduced load limit for cement delivery

UPDATE: Council has asked County staff to provide a report on load restriction issues to cover all bases should a legal wrangling follow. Two people from the Committee of the Whole audience spoke to the issue, joining most councillors who spoke out against allowing an exemption to the reduced load bylaw. “There’s a reason for […]

Couple ordered to pay wpd costs in turbine appeal - despite concern for citizens who try to challenge government

Couple ordered to pay wpd costs in turbine appeal – despite concern for citizens who try to challenge government

Two County residents have been ordered to pay wpd Canada $75,000 in costs in the loss of their appeal of a judicial review decision they had hoped would deny industrial wind turbines due to cultural heritage impacts. South Marysburgh residents Liz Driver and Edwin Rowse challenged the approval of the turbines based on the adequacy […]

County will withhold issuing permits to wpd

County will withhold issuing permits to wpd

UPDATE AUG 31: County Council today informed municipal staff that wpd Canada must fulfill all requirements of the Road Users Agreement (RUA) – including the provisions of the Renewable Energy Approval (REA) as it relates to County roads – before any approvals or permits are issued to the company. John Hirsch, an original appellant of […]

wpd amended road users agreement discussion deferred

wpd amended road users agreement discussion deferred

UPDATE JULY 25 – Council chambers were full Tuesday night – but just for the first eight minutes of the meeting. Attendees witnessed council agree to defer two items of interest – the amended road users agreement with White Pines industrial wind project, and discussion on what to do with the Picton Town Hall – to […]

ERT decision leaves wpd Canada with a nine turbine project

ERT decision leaves wpd Canada with a nine turbine project

An Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) decision released Wednesday removes 18 industrial wind turbines from the Renewable Energy Approval (REA)’s original 29, leaving the wpd Canada project with just nine turbines – mostly in the Milford area. The long-awaited decision follows a 21-day hearing in December 2015, and an order in February 2016 that the project […]

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