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Romney

Developer: EDF Renewables
Capacity: 60 MW
Jobs during construction phase: Approx. 200
Number of turbines: 17
Date of Operation: 2019

Click here to view new searchable noise impact assessment – results and map indicating the maximum calculated sound pressure level at project receptors.  Table is searchable by property address or PIN for receptors identified in the Noise Impact Assessment Report.

About the project:
The project will be situated on more than 10,000 acres of privately-owned land, with a capacity of 60 megawatts (MW), located in the municipalities of Chatham-Kent and the Town of Lakeshore. The wind park boundary is approximately bordering the following roads: Middle Road (North), Highway 3 (South), Campbell Road (East), Highway 77 (West).

The connection point to the public grid is anticipated to be located within the Town of Lakeshore close to Richardson Sideroad. No Connection (transmission) line is required for this project.

Please find below the final REA supporting documents:

NEW!

Stormwater and Erosion / Sediment Control Plans Approval 

Spill Prevention and Response Plan Approval

EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND COMMUNICATIONS PLAN_Operation

Emergency Response Plan_Construction

Spill Prevention and Control Plan_Construction

Erosion and Sediment Control Plan

Stormwater Management Plan

Traffic Management Plan  (To be updated in the spring of 2019 to include for deliveries of turbine components in the summer/fall of 2019)

Pre-construction Monitoring Report

Previous Documents:

Romney Wind Energy Centre REA Approval

Romney Wind Energy Centre REA Application

Notice of Posting to the Environmental Registry

Reports:

1.) Project Description Report

2.) Design and Operation Report

Appendix A – Site Plan Maps

Appendix B – Turbine Specification Report

Appendix C – Heritage Impact Assessment

Appendix D – Archaeological Assessment

Appendix E – Natural Heritage Assessment

Appendix F – Water Body and Assessment Reports

Appendix G – Noise Impact Assessment Report

Appendix H – Property Setback Assessment

3.) Construction Plan Report

4.) Decommissioning Plan Report

5.) Consultation Report

Appendix B – Aboriginal Communities Consultation Record

Appendix C – Public Consultation Record

Appendix D – Municipal Consultation Record

Appendix E – Agency and Other Stakeholder Consultation Record

6.) Petroleum Well Operation Setback Report

 

Second Public Meeting storyboards (June 7 and 8, 2017)

Notice of the Second Public Meeting (Lakeshore)

Notice of the Second Public Meeting (Chatham Kent)

Draft REA Reports:

1. Project Description Report

2. Construction Plan Report

3. Summary of REA Technical Reports

4. Design and Operations Report

a. Design and Operations Main Report and Appendix A – Site Plan Maps

b. Appendix B – Draft Specifications Report, Wind Facility

c. Appendix C – Cultural Heritage Assessment

d. Appendix D – Stage 1 and 2 Archaeological Assessments

e. Appendix E – Natural Heritage Reports

– Romney Environmental Impact Study

Romney Evaluation of Significance

Romney Records Reveiw

Romney Site Investigation

f. Appendix F – Waterbodies

NRSI_1736E_Water Body Assessment

– NRSI_1736E_Water Body Report

g. Appendix G – Noise Impact Assessment

5. Decommissioning Plan Report 

Previous documents:

Notice of a Draft Site Plan 

DRAFT SITE PLAN

Appendix B Draft Noise Impact Assessment

Chatham Kent Notice of a Proposal to Engage in a Renewable Energy Project and Notice of Public Meeting

Lakeshore Notice of a Proposal to Engage in a Renewable Energy Project and Notice of Public Meeting

PDR (Project Description Report) of Romney Wind Energy Center (updated on February 2017)

First Public Meeting storyboards (October 26th and 27th, 2016)

As part of the REA requirements, Romney Wind Energy Centre will be forming a Community Liaison Committee (CLC) to exchange ideas and share interests with residents and members of the public and Indigenous communities during the construction and operation phases of the Project.

The objectives of the committee are to:

  • Ensure effective communication between residents, land users and the developer;
  • Identify issues related to the development of the wind farm;
  • Recommend satisfactory solutions to stakeholders;
  • Encourage participation of local businesses.

To learn more about Romney Community Liaison Committee, consult the CLC Public Notice and Participant Workbook.

CLC Public Notice Meeting #1 to be held on October 4th, 2018

CLC Guidelines and Participant Workbook

CLC Public Notice – Presenting the CLC

The local municipalities and its residents will realize many benefits, including:

  • Around $ 170,000 a year for community initiatives and bring real added value to the community.
  • Around $ 55,000 in annual taxes.
  • More than two hundred (200) construction jobs at the peak of construction.
  • Four (4) or more full time jobs, locally based, to support and service the facility during the operating period
  • Important opportunities for the local and surrounding economy during construction through (local services, contractors and materials for project construction, local businesses and hospitality sector).

Romney Wind Energy Centre Community Engagement Plan – Update 2017

Romney Wind Energy Centre Community Engagement Plan 2015

 

If you have questions, comments or any interest in the Project, please contact us at any time.

Fabiola Oribe, Lead Advisor – Community Relations

Email Us: RomneyWind@edf-re.com
Call Us: 1-844-55-EDF-EN

Contract Facility Amendment

NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMUNITY MEETING

Note: The Public Meeting mentioned in the notice above is the same as the Second Public Meeting through the Renewable Energy Approvals (REA) process. For more details about the environmental studies and the REA process, please consult the tab Renewable Energy Approvals.

Romney Wind Energy Centre Community Engagement Plan – Update 2017

First and Second Public Community Meetings – Update 2017 

Site Considerations – Update 2017

Previous Documents:

Site Considerations Information

Click on the links below to review the Site Consideration Report and Maps for the Romney Wind Energy Centre:
Site Considerations Review – update
Detailed Map Overview – update
Detailed Map 1 – update
Detailed Map 2 – update
Detailed Map 3 – update
Location Map with Final Connection Point
Municipal Boundaries – update
Natural Heritage Information Center Grid – update
Designated Areas Map

The Site Considerations Report and Maps gather Project features such as the Site boundaries and the proposed Point of Interconnection as well as local and provincial constraints regarding natural heritage, infrastructures, administrative boundaries, etc. A detailed list of the main Site Considerations Information presented on the maps follows.

Please note that the exact final locations of some of the Site Considerations information within the Project area, such as Project infrastructures, are not defined with precision at this time and will be determined via public consultation, and as Project area studies are completed. Technical and environmental studies help us better understand and minimize potential impacts on the community, the environment, cultural heritage, archeology and other major items.

Romney Wind Energy Centre Community Engagement Plan

Romney Wind Energy Centre Community Engagement Plan.
Notice of first Public Community Meeting for the Romney Wind Energy Centre
Public Community Meetings Summary Report (Chatham-Kent and Lakeshore)

The construction phase is about to start!

The Romney Wind Energy project team would like to inform you that project construction activities will start on, or after November 12, 2018.  The team will share with you the following information, and update regularly as project construction evolves:

  • Location of construction activities and main tasks
  • Anticipated transportation routes
  • Longer term overview of activities leading to the end of construction
  • Contact details to obtain further information or communicate with a member of our team

Anticipated activities (November 12 to November 30):

Activity Location
Surveying Substation

Point of Interconnection

All turbine locations

Installation of environmental mitigation measures Substation

Point of Interconnection

Turbine T-17

Strip Topsoil and Build Road Substation

Construction vehicles will generally travel in the following corridors:

  • HWY 401 to county road 42 to Richardson Sideroad
  • HWY 3 to HWY 77 to County Road 8 to Wheatley Road
  • Hwy 3 to Zion Rd to Wheatley Rd to Lakeshore 311 to Richardson SideroadBelow is general schedule of project construction activities and map of the project area, including location of turbines, substation and grid interconnection point.

Click here to see the Construction Site Map

Activity Planned Timing
Installation of culverts and roads November 2018 to spring 2019
Construction of turbine foundations November 2018 to July 2019
Installation of collector system Spring/Summer 2019
Project substation and transmission line November 2018 – October 2019
Turbine deliveries Summer/Fall 2019
Erection of wind turbines Summer/Fall 2019
Project commissioning Fall 2019
Start of operation December 2019

Contact details for further information:

 Should any member of the public wish to communicate directly with a member of the Romney Wind Energy team, please contact the following individuals:

Romney Wind Energy

Email: romneywind@edf-re.com

1-844-55-EDF-EN

Previous Newsletters:

Falls/Winter 2016

Spring/Summer  2017

Winter 2018: Coming soon!