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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)
|Project surveying||Project Area|
|Environmental measures||Project area|
|Earthworks and concrete||Completed|
|Build Access Road||Completed|
|Collector reclaimation in ROW||Project Area|
|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
Renewable Energy Approvals
Please find below the final REA supporting documents:
Appendix A – Site Plan Maps
Appendix B – Turbine Specification Report
Appendix C – Heritage Impact Assessment
Appendix D – Archaeological Assessment
Appendix E – Natural Heritage Assessment
- NHA Records Review Report
- NHA Site Investigation Report
- NHA Evaluation of Significance Report
- NHA Environmental Impact Study Report
- Environmental Effects Monitoring
Appendix F – Water Body and Assessment Reports
- Searchable Noise Impact Assessment – Results and Map
- Noise Impact Assessment Report (original January 17, 2018)
Appendix H – Property Setback Assessment
Draft REA Reports:
4. Design and Operations Report
e. Appendix E – Natural Heritage Reports
f. Appendix F – Waterbodies
PDR (Project Description Report) of Romney Wind Energy Center (updated on February 2017)
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.
- CLC Meeting # 3 held on October 28, 2019 – Minutes
- CLC_Public Notice Meeting # 3 held on October 28, 2019
- CLC Meeting # 2 held on May 7, 2019 – Minutes
- CLC Public Notice Meeting #2 held on May 7, 2019
- CLC Meeting #1 held on October 4th, 2018 – Minutes
- CLC Public Notice Meeting #1 held on October 4th, 2018
- CLC Guidelines and Participant Workbook
- CLC Public Notice – Presenting the CLC
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:
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).
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: RomneyWind@edf-re.com
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.
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