wpd Canada Corporation (wpd) is a renewable energy development company based in Mississauga, Ontario dedicated to providing renewable energy for Ontario.
wpd is proposing to develop the White Pines Wind Farm (the Project) on privately-owned land in Prince Edward County, Ontario, in response to the Government of Ontario’s initiative to promote the development of renewable electricity in the province. The Project was awarded an Ontario Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) contract with the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) in May, 2010 (FIT Contract NO. F-000675-WIN-130-601).
The Project Study Area is generally bounded by i) Brummell Road/Bond Road to the North; ii) Lighthall Road to the West; iii) Gravelly Bay Road to the East; and iv) Lake Ontario to the South. Settlements in the area include Picton, Milford, Port Milford and South Bay. All turbines, access roads, and underground collector lines will be located on private property and within the municipal road allowance. The location of the Project Study Area within Prince Edward County is shown on Figure 1, Appendix A.
The interconnection line is not considered a Project component and has therefore not been included within the NHA/EIS Assessment. The substation near the Picton Transformer Station is considered a Project component and has been included within the NHA/EIS Assessment. The substation is located north of Picton, on County Road 5, west of Elmbrook Road. The location of the northern substation is shown on Figure 2, Appendix A (see “Northern Study Area”).