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White Pines on Death Bed, Bruce Bell, Intelligencer, July 17,2018
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White Pines on death bed
By Bruce Bell, The County Weekly News/The Intelligencer
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 1:35:23 EDT PM

PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY — Ontario’s new government didn’t waste any time making good on its promise to cancel a wind farm development project in Prince Edward County.

After recalling the legislature last week, the Progressive Conservatives introduced a bill on Monday which includes the White Pines Wind Project Termination Act. The bill easily passed the first reading of the PC majority legislature and is subject to two more readings at which time it will be on its way to becoming a new law.

The Termination Act is retroactive to July 10, the date Bay of Quinte MPP and Ontario Government House Leader Todd Smith announced the government's intention to cancel the project as one of its top three priorities.

Once passed into law, the Act will terminate all wpd Canada permits and revoke all approvals including the Project's Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) contract and the Renewable Energy Approval (REA) that was issued to wpd in July 2015. The Act also includes decommissioning, specifically that: "wpd White Pines Wind Incorporated shall ensure that the White Pines Wind Project is decommissioned in accordance with regulations made under this Act or the Environmental Protection Act.

Smith said he is hopeful the Termination Act could become law sometime next week.

“It’s called the Urgent Priorities Act and we’re doing everything we can to get it through as swiftly as possible because there are three pieces to it — the York University aspect and making sure the back to work legislation passes. There’s also the Hydro One piece that puts the new compensation framework in place and the other schedule is the White Pines Wind Project Termination Act which would basically cancel the permits for this project,” he explained. “We want to get it through as quickly as possible and I think the first opportunity we’re going to have to debate it will be later this week and then probably some debate next week as well and hopefully we can get it through as expeditiously as possible.”
The Alliance to Protect Prince Edward County (APPEC) has fought the project much of the last decade and has appeared to have stopped the project several times, only to have it resume.

Chairman Gord Gibbins said with work continuing on the installation of the nine turbines, his group will not celebrate prematurely
“While this comes as great news, celebrations are on hold as wpd (Canada) carries on with construction,” he said. “Reports were received (Monday) of horizontal directional drilling on Royal Road and rock saw excavation on Crowes Road for underground distribution lines as well as reports of a turbine tower being transported to the site.”

Smith said while there will likely be some compensation due to wpd Canada, he scoffs at the $100-million figure company officials have been using.

“They will receive some compensation for work done so far, but if they’re claiming it’s been $100 million, I think that should speak loud and clear to the people of Prince Edward County and the rest of Ontario who are electricity customers about why this project is unviable,” he said. “We’re talking about nine turbines over 20 years and the cost is $100 million — people of Ontario will pay for that project on their electricity bills should it not be stopped.”

The PCs have pulled the plug on 758 renewable energy projects, including four solar projects in the County
While no one from wpd Canada was available for response, president of its German parent company wrote an open letter to Ford on last week, urging the premier to reconsider.

“Our company will incur a serious loss of over $100 million,” wrote Hartmut Brösamle, CEO of wpd in Bremen, Germany.

bbell@postmedia.com


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