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Otter Creek Wind Farm is a wind power project located in the northwestern area of the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, near the town of Wallaceburg. The proposed project would have generating capacity of up to 60MW and include:

  • Wind turbines
  • Access roads
  • A substation
  • A collector network
  • A possible transmission line

The exact number of turbines and the locations of these components has yet to be determined.

The project will be proposed to the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) of Ontario under the current procurement process, named Large Renewable Procurement I (LRP I). With the LRP I, IESO wishes to allow up to 565 MW of renewable energy contract. The proposal has to be filed on September 1st, 2015. For more information on the IESO LRP, you can visit the IESO website.

Should the project be awarded a contract, a Renewable Energy Approval (REA) will be required from the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) for the project to move ahead.

The project is being developed by Otter Creek Wind Farm Limited Partnership, a partnership between RES Canada and Boralex.

Project Information

Project information are posted on this page. You can visit this page often to access the updates of the documentation.

 

August 28th, 2015

Meeting Summary Report

A Summary report of the public community meeting held on August 25th is now available.

August 28th, 2015

Site Considerations Information Updated

The Site Considerations Report has been updated. The newer version contains a slightly smaller project boundary to reflect numerous comments received by the attendees on the Public Meeting.

August 27th, 2015

Public Meeting Panels

As requested by some of the community members on the Public Meeting held on August 25th 2015, information panels are available.

August 5th, 2015

Site Considerations Information

The Site Considerations document presents information about the project area. The document contains maps and background reviews.

August 5th, 2015

Community Engagement Plan

To consult and inform all the stakeholders, a community engagement plan has been developed. It provides a description of the consultations that will take place during the LRP I. Moreover, in case the project should be award a contract, the community engagement plan provides a high level overview of the long-term consultation plan, includind the consultation that will take place during the Renewable Environmentale Approval (REA) process.

August 5th, 2015

Notice of public community meeting

A public community meeting will be held in August to consult and inform the community. For more information about this meeting, please refer to the notice.

About

Otter Creek Wind Farm Limited Partnership is a subsidiary of Renewable Systems Canada (RES Canada) and Boralex.

RES Canada is a Qualified Applicant in the IESO Large Renewable Procurement Process. As one of the top renewable energy, transmission, and energy storage companies in Canada, RES Canada provides services in development, engineering, construction, and operations. Since 1982, the RES Group of companies has constructed more than 145 utility-scale projects in 10 countries, including nearly 9,000 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy and energy storage projects.

Boralex develops, builds and operates renewable energy power facilities in Canada, France and the United States. A leader in the Canadian market and France’s largest independent producer of onshore wind power, the Corporation is recognized for its solid experience in optimizing its asset base in four power generation types — wind, hydroelectric, thermal and solar. Boralex ensures sustained growth by leveraging the expertise and diversification developed over the past 25 years. Boralex’s shares and convertible debentures are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbols BLX and BLX.DBA, respectively. More information is available at boralex.com or sedar.com.

For more information about the partners, you can visit their websites.

Contact

For any additional comment about the Public Meeting held on the August 25th 2015, please print this form and send it either by mail or email (please see contact info below).

For any information or question about the project, please feel free to contact us at the following coordinates or using the form.

 

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36, Lajeunesse Street
Kingsey Falls QC
J0A 1B0
Canada