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Taylor Wind Project Limited Partnership, a subsidiary of EDF Renewables Inc., is developing a 250-400 MW wind energy project on private land between Taylor and Dawson Creek, British Columbia. The Project location is generally bordered by Highway 97 to the east, Braden Road to the south and the 230 Road to the north, as indicated in the project location map.
The Project is currently undergoing an Environmental Assessment (“EA”). Throughout this process, Taylor Wind Project will evaluate potential adverse impacts on the local environment, communities and Treaty rights. Where the potential for adverse impacts exist, Taylor Wind Project will work with local stakeholders and First Nations to address those concerns and ensure that any disruption is minimized.
Additionally, documentation shared with the BC Environmental Assessment Office is posted publicly for review here.
Taylor 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 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, hosting local open houses and being available for individual discussions.
The links below provide information on how to provide feedback or ask questions, links to the BC Environmental website where project documentation is publicly posted, questions and answers about the project and wind energy in general, the project map, 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 substances, including greenhouse gases are emitted to the air during the production of electricity.
Wind turbines do not use water to produce electricity and are emission-free.
Absence of air or water emissions mean crops are not contaminated.
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.
Electricity produced from green energy sources can reduce the amount of fossil fuels consumed in the production of electricity and reduce the amount of carbon dioxide, mercury, sulfur and nitrogen oxide concentrations in the air.