Proposed Nauvoo Wind project could use Cedar Point leases says Suncor

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Suncor Energy representatives say the company may  place turbines on land it leased for the Cedar Point Wind Energy Centre for its proposed Nauvoo Project.

Suncor is one of three companies hoping to build a project in the Brooke-Alvinston and Warwick area. It is considering a 75-megawatt plan, which would include around 35 turbines.

Suncor Spokesman Jason Valliant, who was on hand in Alvinston Monday for the first of three public information meetings about the project, says the project abuts the Cedar Point Wind Energy Centre which is now being built in Warwick, Plympton-Wyoming and Lambton Shores.

He says the company will be able to make some connections between the two projects. “there will be some efficiencies in terms of transmission lines,” Valliant says.

And he says some of the land Suncor leased for Cedar Point but didn’t use is being considered in the Nauvoo project.

But Valliant says the project is in the preliminary stages and the company hasn’t figured out exactly where the turbines will be located yet.

”We have the outline of the project, now it is a matter of filling in the details and they’re not available at this stage.”

Valliant says many of the 40 or so people who came to the meeting were looking for that information, but it is simply to early to say.

There were two  open house for the project scheduled for Tuesday in Warwick and Wednesday in Adelaide Metcalfe. The open houses are part of the requirements to bid in for the energy contracts offered by Independent Electricity System Operator.

The bids have to be submitted by September.

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