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NextEra faces appeal in Ontario

Opponents seek to block construction of 102MW Goshen wind farm

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Opponents have appealed NextEra Energy Canada’s 102MW Goshen wind project in Ontario to the Environmental Review Tribunal.

Provincial regulators granted a renewable energy approval in July.

The municipality of Bluewater, one of the host communities, and resident John Gillespie allege the project will cause serious harm to human health. Gillespie also claims the approval process violates his rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Goshen, part of NextEra’s eight-project portfolio in the province, has a 20-year feed-in tariff contract with the Ontario Power Authority.

NextEra has lined up GE turbines for the site near Lake Huron.

The tribunal has yet to set hearing dates.

Image: The developer's Summerhaven wind farm in Ontario (NextEra)

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