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The Gunn's Hill Wind Farm

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 have 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 will see 10 wind turbines erected delivering 1.8 MW capacity each. The wind farm will produce enough clean, renewable electricity to meet the average annual demands of approximately 6,700 homes in Oxford County.

The wind farm will be connected to the local distribution lines. The additional infrastructure which will be 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 has been approved in March 2015 by the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change. The approval has been 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. 

For more details on the project please click here:

http://www.prowind.com/us/community-energy-projects/#sect-bwp-references


For questions around wind energy check out the following links:


www.windfacts.ca 

http://wind-blog.com 

ohfowp.blogspot.com 

barnardonwind.com/ 

www.wind-works.org

environmental impact of wind turbines

or  contact us 
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