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Eyes on 30MW PEI wind blueprint

Canadian province officials file environmental impact assessment

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Regulators have filed an environmental impact assessment for a 30MW wind project between Hermanville and Clearspring on the northeastern tip of Prince Edward Island.

Current plans for the 10-turbine development include access roads, buried inter-array cables, a substation and 138kV tie-line to the transmission network. Construction is pegged to start in the spring with operations kicking off before the year is out.

The report calls for mitigation measures to tackle protential impacts from turbine noise and shadow flicker.

The public will get the chance to learn more details from utility-developer PEI Energy Corporation at an information session on Tuesday, 19 February, in St. Margaret’s. The eastern Canadian province's government is accepting comment on the EIA, compiled by Amec Environment & Infrastructure, while approval is pending.

“Our goal with this proposed wind development is to provide increased renewable energy for the people of this province,” said Finance, Energy and Municipal Affairs Minister Wes Sheridan. “The EIA is an important step in ensuring we do that in the most responsible and environmentally sustainable way possible.”

Pinpointing the project: the proposed layout on PEI (Amec)

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