Romney Wind Energy Centre


Click here to view new searchable noise impact assessment – results and map indicating the maximum calculated sound pressure level at project receptors.  Table is searchable by property address or PIN for receptors identified in the Noise Impact Assessment Report.

About the project:
The project will be situated on more than 10,000 acres of privately-owned land, with a capacity of 60 megawatts (MW), located in the municipalities of Chatham-Kent and the Town of Lakeshore. The wind park boundary is approximately bordering the following roads: Middle Road (North), Highway 3 (South), Campbell Road (East), Highway 77 (West).

The connection point to the public grid is anticipated to be located within the Town of Lakeshore close to Richardson Sideroad. No Connection (transmission) line is required for this project.

Construction Update and News

Project construction is now complete!

Project construction activities started on November 12, 2018. Construction and commissioning of the last wind turbines was completed on December 31,2019. Reclaimation works are on going.

The team will share the following information with you as the project progresses:

  • Location of construction activities and main tasks
  • Contact details to obtain further information or communicate with a member of our team

Anticipated activities (February 3 to February 21, 2020)

Activity Location
Project surveying Project Area
Turbine Erection Completed
Environmental measures Project area
Earthworks and concrete Completed
Culvert Installation Completed
Build Access Road Completed
Collector reclaimation in ROW Project Area

Click here to see larger map

Activity Planned Timing
Installation of culverts and roads Completed August 2019
Construction of turbine foundations Completed October 2019
Installation of collector system Completed Fall 2019
Project substation and transmission line Completed October 2019
Turbine deliveries Completed October 2019
Erection of wind turbines Completed December 2019
Project commissioning Completed December 2019
Start of operation January 2020
Reclaimation works June 2020

Contact details for further information:

Should any member of the public wish to communicate directly with a member of the Romney Wind Energy team, please contact the following individuals:

Romney Wind Energy
1-833-766-6391 | 1-833-ROM-NEY-1

Previous Newsletters:

Renewable Energy Approvals

Please find below the final REA supporting documents:

Noise Performance Limits

Bald Eagle Nest Status and Requirements

Petroleum well-wind turbine interaction 

Stormwater and Erosion / Sediment Control Plans Approval 

Spill Prevention and Response Plan Approval


Emergency Response Plan_Construction

Spill Prevention and Control Plan_Construction

Erosion and Sediment Control Plan

Stormwater Management Plan

Traffic Management Plan  

Pre-construction Monitoring Report

Previous Documents:

Romney Wind Energy Centre REA Approval

Romney Wind Energy Centre REA Application

Notice of Posting to the Environmental Registry


1.) Project Description Report

2.) Design and Operation Report

Appendix A – Site Plan Maps

Appendix B – Turbine Specification Report

Appendix C – Heritage Impact Assessment

Appendix D – Archaeological Assessment

Appendix E – Natural Heritage Assessment

Appendix F – Water Body and Assessment Reports

Appendix G – Noise Impact Assessment Report (revised April 16, 2019)

Appendix H – Property Setback Assessment

3.) Construction Plan Report

4.) Decommissioning Plan Report

5.) Consultation Report

Appendix B – Aboriginal Communities Consultation Record

Appendix C – Public Consultation Record

Appendix D – Municipal Consultation Record

Appendix E – Agency and Other Stakeholder Consultation Record

6.) Petroleum Well Operation Setback Report


Second Public Meeting storyboards (June 7 and 8, 2017)

Notice of the Second Public Meeting (Lakeshore)

Notice of the Second Public Meeting (Chatham Kent)

Draft REA Reports:

1. Project Description Report

2. Construction Plan Report

3. Summary of REA Technical Reports

4. Design and Operations Report

a. Design and Operations Main Report and Appendix A – Site Plan Maps

b. Appendix B – Draft Specifications Report, Wind Facility

c. Appendix C – Cultural Heritage Assessment

d. Appendix D – Stage 1 and 2 Archaeological Assessments

e. Appendix E – Natural Heritage Reports

– Romney Environmental Impact Study

Romney Evaluation of Significance

Romney Records Reveiw

Romney Site Investigation

f. Appendix F – Waterbodies

NRSI_1736E_Water Body Assessment

– NRSI_1736E_Water Body Report

g. Appendix G – Noise Impact Assessment

5. Decommissioning Plan Report 

Previous documents:

Notice of a Draft Site Plan 


Appendix B Draft Noise Impact Assessment

Chatham Kent Notice of a Proposal to Engage in a Renewable Energy Project and Notice of Public Meeting

Lakeshore Notice of a Proposal to Engage in a Renewable Energy Project and Notice of Public Meeting

PDR (Project Description Report) of Romney Wind Energy Center (updated on February 2017)

First Public Meeting storyboards (October 26th and 27th, 2016)

Community Liaison Committee

As part of the REA requirements, Romney Wind Energy Centre will be forming a Community Liaison Committee (CLC) to exchange ideas and share interests with residents and members of the public and Indigenous communities during the construction and operation phases of the Project.

The objectives of the committee are to:

  • Ensure effective communication between residents, land users and the developer;
  • Identify issues related to the development of the wind farm;
  • Recommend satisfactory solutions to stakeholders;
  • Encourage participation of local businesses.

To learn more about Romney Community Liaison Committee, consult the CLC Public Notice and Participant Workbook.

Community Benefits

EDF Renewables believes being responsible in business also means being responsible to the community that hosts our project. By taking positive action through the financial support of local driven organizations, together we can contribute to the development of the communities that host our projects.

In 2019, EDF Renewables launched the Wheatley Area Community Fund. The goal is to award $25,000 annually, to be spent on local community driven initiatives in the village of Wheatley and, in and around the Romney Wind Energy Centre project area.

For more details on eligibility and to apply for the 2020 Wheatley Area Community Fund from March 1, 2020 until April 30, 2020, please:

Click here for Guidelines

Click here for Guide

Click  here for Application

The Wheatley Area Community Fund program is pleased to have given back to the following organizations for 2019:

  • Wheatley Area Public School
  • Hometown Hero’s
  • Renwick Family – BIA
  • Hogs for Hospice
  • Trails Group
  • Southwest Outdoors Club
  • Wheatley Omstead Sharks
  • Minor Soccer Association

The local municipalities and its residents will realize many benefits, including:

  • Around $ 170,000 a year for community initiatives and bring real added value to the community.
  • Around $ 55,000 in annual taxes.
  • More than two hundred (200) construction jobs at the peak of construction.
  • Four (4) or more full time jobs, locally based, to support and service the facility during the operating period
  • Important opportunities for the local and surrounding economy during construction through (local services, contractors and materials for project construction, local businesses and hospitality sector).

Romney Wind Energy Centre Community Engagement Plan – Update 2017

Romney Wind Energy Centre Community Engagement Plan 2015

Contact Us

If you have questions, comments or any interest in the Project, please contact us at any time.

Phil Larade – Land and Liaison Agent

Email Us:
Call Us: 1-833-766-6391 | 1-833-ROM-NEY-1


Contract Facility Amendment


Note: The Public Meeting mentioned in the notice above is the same as the Second Public Meeting through the Renewable Energy Approvals (REA) process. For more details about the environmental studies and the REA process, please consult the tab Renewable Energy Approvals.

Romney Wind Energy Centre Community Engagement Plan – Update 2017

First and Second Public Community Meetings – Update 2017 

Site Considerations – Update 2017

Previous Documents:

Site Considerations Information

Click on the links below to review the Site Consideration Report and Maps for the Romney Wind Energy Centre:
Site Considerations Review – update
Detailed Map Overview – update
Detailed Map 1 – update
Detailed Map 2 – update
Detailed Map 3 – update
Location Map with Final Connection Point
Municipal Boundaries – update
Natural Heritage Information Center Grid – update
Designated Areas Map

The Site Considerations Report and Maps gather Project features such as the Site boundaries and the proposed Point of Interconnection as well as local and provincial constraints regarding natural heritage, infrastructures, administrative boundaries, etc. A detailed list of the main Site Considerations Information presented on the maps follows.

Please note that the exact final locations of some of the Site Considerations information within the Project area, such as Project infrastructures, are not defined with precision at this time and will be determined via public consultation, and as Project area studies are completed. Technical and environmental studies help us better understand and minimize potential impacts on the community, the environment, cultural heritage, archeology and other major items.

Romney Wind Energy Centre Community Engagement Plan

Romney Wind Energy Centre Community Engagement Plan.
Notice of first Public Community Meeting for the Romney Wind Energy Centre
Public Community Meetings Summary Report (Chatham-Kent and Lakeshore)

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