This consultation was open from:
October 17, 2018
to December 1, 2018
We are proposing a regulation to ensure the White Pines Wind Project is closed down in a manner that is protective of human health, safety and the environment.
Description of Regulation
The proposed regulation would require wpd White Pines Wind Incorporated (WPD) to do a number of activities to close the facility, including:
- dismantle and/or remove equipment safely and securely
- restore lands impacted by the project
- take precautions to avoid impacts on the Blanding’s turtle.
Purpose of Regulation
The White Pines Wind Project is an 18.5 megawatt (MW) wind project that had been under construction in Prince Edward County near Belleville.
On July 25, 2018, the White Pines Wind Project Termination Act, 2018 came into force.
- terminated the Feed-in-Tariff contract for the White Pines Wind Project
- revoked the renewable energy approval issued by the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks.
The renewable energy approval included requirements for closing the facility, including restoring lands affected by the project. The proposed regulation will require the closure of the facility in the absence of a renewable energy approval.
The site poses no immediate risk to human health or the environment.
Regulatory Impact Statement
There are no anticipated administrative costs to small business that will occur as a result of the proposed regulation. This regulation will impose costs on the company for the closure. The company may be eligible for compensation for these costs.
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