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Sundance Wind Project Limited Partnership, a subsidiary of EDF Renewables Inc., developed the 250 MW Wind Project on public land between Tumbler Ridge and Chetwynd, British Columbia. The Project is located approximately 20 km north of Tumbler Ridge, east of Hwy 29, as indicated in the project location map.
EDF Renewables is one of Canada’s largest wind energy developers, with over 1,300 MW of solar and wind projects installed or under development in Canada. EDF EN, our parent company, has a presence in over 16 counties internationally.
The project is currently undergoing a BC Environmental Assessment (“EA”). Throughout this process, the Sundance Wind Project will evaluate potential adverse impacts on the local environment, communities and treaty rights. Where the potential for adverse impacts exist, Sundance Wind Project will work with local stakeholders and First Nations to address those concerns and ensure we minimize the disruption. Additionally, documentation shared with the BC Environmental Assessment Office is posted publicly for review here.
Sundance Wind Project understands that every project is unique; therefore, our philosophy is to engage local governments, stakeholders and First Nation communities as early in the permitting and approvals process as possible and continually reaching out throughout development to ensure this feedback helps guide the decision making process during Project development.
Consultation on the Sundance Wind Project has been on-going since 2012. In the months to come, we will continue to engage stakeholders and First Nation communities by presenting information, listening to questions and responding with information on the Project website, hosting local open houses and being available for individual discussions.
Once operational, the Sundance Wind Project will produce enough energy for more than 70,000 homes each year. This is the equivalent to displacing more than 700,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year, taking more than 150,000 cars off the road annually or planting 3.5 million trees.
The links below provide information to the BC Environmental website where project documentation is publicly posted, questions and answers about the project and wind energy, project communication and external links.
Benefits of Wind
Local job opportunities.
More than 200 direct and indirect jobs will be created during construction, operation and decommissioning. Opportunities for various contractors and suppliers to benefit throughout project life cycle.
New revenues for Municipalities.
Project will provide new source of taxation for the Municipalities. Other direct benefits will be determined as the development of the project matures.
No creation of greenhouse gas emissions, air borne or water borne pollutants as clean electricity is produced for the communities.
Wind turbines do not use water to produce electricity and are emission-free.
Food crops are unaffected by wind electricity production.
Wind is abundant in the natural environment and ready to be harnessed by the wind turbines, free of charge.
Preservation of wildlife and the environment.
Comprehensive studies and consultation will continue to be undertaken to identify species of flora, fauna and their habitat. This information will help determine where project infrastructure can be located while preserving wildlife and the environment. Where necessary, mitigation measures and/or the creation of net benefits to the environment will be implemented as part of the project.
Long term predictability.
Price of electricity does not depend on variable commodity prices, as the price of wind is free.
Promote human health.
Healthier living conditions by reducing air emissions including carbon dioxide, mercury, sulfur and nitrogen oxides