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Proposed wind farm expansion for Eastern Kings

Friday, September 1, 2017  

Click Here to view the response from the PEI Energy Corporation.


Tuesday, August 8, 2017 

Windmill Project Update

PEI Energy Corporation Inc., (the “Energy Corp.”) has sent a preliminary draft of a Memorandum of Understanding (the “MOU”) for the purpose of opening the door to discussions with the Community. The MOU is intended to help the parties identify issues of concern which both sides will need to address in the windmill project and create a place to record those items. The initial draft is by no means complete and as such it would be misleading to circulate the initial draft.

On Monday July 31st, 2017, council met with legal counsel, Geoff Connolly of Stewart McKelvey, to discuss the provincial legislation and our own bylaws related to wind turbines in order to begin the process of identifying issues which will need to be addressed in a MOU.

On Wednesday, August 2, 2017, Council, along with legal counsel, met with the Energy Corp. to discuss the process to develop a mutually beneficial MOU. In the discussion, Council confirmed with the Energy Corp. that no site location has been chosen yet for the project nor has a definitive timeframe been established. Both sides recognize that the Provincial Energy Strategy proposes an additional thirty (30) megawatts of power by 2019. Both sides also recognize that this deadline may not leave sufficient time to complete studies, such as wind and environmental impact assessment that will need to be completed before the project can get underway.

Council intends to work with the Energy Corp. to develop a more complete framework for the MOU. Before any agreement is signed, and once there is sufficient detail to engage in meaningful discussions, Council will engage in public consultation with the Community.

The Energy Corp. has indicated the desire to work with the Community to develop a project which will be mutually beneficial for Energy Corp. and the Community and its residents. 


Eastern Kings Community Council



Ms. Kim Horrelt
PEI Energy Corporation Inc.
Charlottetown, PE

July 3rd. 2017

Re: Proposed wind farm expansion for Eastern Kings

Dear Ms. Horrelt;

Thank you for your presentation on June 15th regarding a wind farm expansion for Eastern Kings. We appreciate you and your colleagues making efforts to gauge community interest. The Eastern Kings Community Council is interested in any development and expansion that will benefit our community and its members.

In order to further our consideration of any proposed expansion, we request PEI Energy Corporation Inc. submit a detailed written proposal in accordance with the Eastern Kings Community existing by-laws.

The complete by-laws are available on our website.…/land-development-program/

Please do not hesitate to contact us in writing with any questions.


Eastern Kings Community Council


Eastern Kings residents given take it, or leave it wind farm expansion




Energy Minister Wes Sheridan says the new planned wind farm should generate $2 million in annual revenue. (Province of P.E.I.)
The Prince Edward Island Energy Corporation is planning to buy up to 15 new wind turbines, but a location for the turbines still hasn't been decided.

The new turbines for the Crown corporation — part of the Island's plans to increase wind energy — will be enough to produce 30 more megawatts of energy — the same amount already produced at the publicly-owned farm in Eastern Kings. The location is still a matter for discussion.

"We've promised that there will be full consultation," Energy Minister Wes Sheridan told CBC News.

"There's two or three locations that are in the running with very much the same wind capacity and the consultations will be taking place early in the new year,"

Sheridan said the new wind farm will cost between $60-$70 million, and he expects it will turn a $2-million annual profit for taxpayers.

Maritime Electric has agreed to buy every megawatt of energy the new wind farm produces. The new turbines are due for delivery in about six months. By the time the new wind farm is up and running, the province expects more than 30 per cent of its energy will come from wind.

The wind farm is part of a much larger plan announced a few years ago. It would have seen 130 megawatts of new development, with 100 megawatts earmarked for export.

Last year, the export portion of the plan was axed due to poor market conditions.

Interesting links:
Wind energy research and development

100,000 future jobs in England

P.E.I. could be using more wind power

Report doubts future of wind power

International Energy Agency Report

IEA Report on Canada

The Society for Wind Vigilance (Ontario)


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Community Owned Wind Turbines for PEI?

Taxpayers won't save by taking over Maritime Elect

Residents vote in favour of wind farm development

Investigation Costain et al v. Maritime Electric

Concern for Wind Energy Development

CBC Compass at 6PM April 17, 2012

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Lone voice speaks out against windmill addition

Hot air and broken Liberal promises for Eastern Kings

CBC News 15 Mar 2012

The Guardian News 15 Mar 2012

Compass News 14 Mar 2012

CBC News 14 Mar 2012

The Guardian News 14 Mar 2012

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