Oxford Community Energy Co-op has partnered with Prowind Canada and Six Nations in the development and operations of the Gunn’s Hill Wind Farm, a project under Ontario's FIT 1.5 feed-in tariff program. The partners entered into a limited partnership, the Gunn's Hill LP, of which OCEC will own 49% of the equity
The Gunn's Hill Wind Farm is sited within the Township of Norwich and the City of Woodstock, near the communities of Curries and Oxford Centre. The wind farm includes 10 wind turbines delivering 1.8 MW capacity each.The wind farm produces enough clean, renewable electricity to meet the average annual demands of approximately 6,700 homes in Oxford County.
The wind farm is connected to the local distribution lines. The additional infrastructure which was put in place for this project includes access roads, buried and overhead cabling, a switching station and an optional operations and maintenance building.The Renewable Energy Approval, a process which all renewable energy projects must undergo to provide information about any potential impact on the environment and health was approved in March 2015 by the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change. The approval was appealed and the REA was confirmed by the Environmental Review Tribunal by dismissing the appeal in October 2015. The Gunn's Hill Wind Farm achieved Commercial Operation on November 14, 2016.
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