Raleigh Wind Power Partnership and Invenergy Wind Canada ULC ("Invenergy") is proposing to construct and operate a 55 turbine (82.5 megawatt (MW)) wind farm on private land located in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent. The project area covers approximately 12,982 hectares and is located in the southern portion of Raleigh Township in Chatham-Kent located south-west of Chatham on the north shore of Lake Erie. The project area/proposed wind farm layout is illustrated in Figure 1. The project location is largely rural in nature with the majority of land under agricultural use.
This draft plan has been designed by Invenergy to evaluate the accuracy of the predicted environmental impacts on birds and bats and to meet requirements set out in both the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, and the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act as per the requirements of Regulation 116/01. EC and MNR are being consulted with to confirm this monitoring strategy. Once their input is received, this plan will be finalized. Kerns et al (2005), Erickson et al (2003) and Stantec (2008a) were also consulted in developing statistical analysis methods for searcher efficiency, carcass removal testing and calculation of corrected fatality counts.