Wind: Grey Highlands Clean Energy

Grey Highlands Clean Energy location

Capstone currently holds a 75% interest in the Grey Highlands Clean Energy project, and will hold 100% following COD.

The Grey Highlands Clean Energy project will generate clean, renewable energy for the local grid, displacing greenhouse gases, air pollution and toxic wastes produced by traditional energy sources. It's estimated that the wind farm will generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of 5,000 homes annually. 

 

In comparison to other forms of electricity generation, wind energy is:

 

·        Renewable, efficient and complementary to other sources of electricity such as hydro, solar and natural gas

·        Emission-free, thereby helping to mitigate climate change

·        Helping to conserve water resources as water is not consumed in the generation of electricity

·        Associated with few environmental effects

 

As a result, the project will benefit the natural environment in the municipality and province overall while helping Ontario to meet future electricity demand.

 

Canada’s current installed capacity is just over 8,000 MW, generating the equivalent electricity consumed by an average of 2 million Canadian homes.

 

We are committed to socially and environmentally sustainable practices in every aspect of our business.  Our goal is to foster a positive culture that is respectful of our partners, customers and communities and to maintain open, mutually beneficial relationships with all stakeholders. 

Welcome to the project announcements page. The proposed Grey Highlands Clean Energy project is subject to provincial approvals under Part V.0.1 of the Environmental Protection Act (O. Reg. 359/09). Stakeholder consultation and keeping the community informed about the project is an important part of the approvals process (the “REA process”). Available below you will find formal project notices that have been published in accordance with the regulation (O. Reg. 359/09) as well as other project updates.

If you have any questions or comments please let us know. Contact details are provided on the Contact Us page. If you would like to be added to the project mailing list, please send us an email at cpdev@capstoneinfra.com.

   

The 2018 Community Enhancement Fund Application Package is now available.

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Notice of Community Liaison Committee Meeting

A Community Liaison Committee meeting will be held on Wednesday November 1, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Osprey Community Hall located at 494196 Grey Road 2, Feversham ON. The meeting is open to the general public for observation. A copy of proposed agenda and the notice including Project team contact information is available for download below.

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The 2016/2017 Community Enhancement Fund Information Package is now available for review

The Community Enhancement Fund was created during the project planning phase of the Grey Highlands Projects with the intent of providing funding for community-based initiatives that will benefit community members living and working in the area near our projects. Interested applicants are asked to submit the Application Form and Media Consent Form as soon as posisble. Any inquiries on the Community Enhancement Fund and application process may be directed to Emily Abrahams at 416-649-1332 or eabrahams@capstoneinfra.com.

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Notice of Community Liaison Committee Meeting

A Community Liaison Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday February 21, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Osprey Community Hall located at 494196 Grey Road 2, Feversham ON.  The meeting is open to the general public for observation.  The goal of the CLC will be to update the community on Project milestones, activities, issue resolution and mitigation. A copy of proposed agenda and the notice including Project team contact information is available for download below.

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Community Liaison Committee
December  2016 – The Capstone Power Corp. (Capstone) project team is establishing a joint Community Liaison Committee (CLC) for Grey Highlands Zero Emission People (ZEP) and Grey Highlands Clean Energy Projects. The CLC is a forum to exchange ideas, share information and provide regular updates on the Projects. The CLC is open to local residents and anyone who has an interest in the Projects. If you would like to serve as a member of the CLC, please provide your contact information and a short description of your interest in the Projects to ejaggard@capstoneinfra.com. To learn more about the CLC, please download the notice below.

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Community Liaison Committee
November 18, 2015 – The Project team is establishing a Community Liaison Committee (CLC), a forum to exchange ideas, share information and provide regular updates on the Project. If you would like to serve as a member of the CLC, please provide your contact information and a short description of your interest in the Project by December 16, 2015. To learn more about the CLC, please download the notice below.

 

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Renewable Energy Approval Issued
April 2, 2015 - On April, 1, 2015, the project received a Renewable Energy Approval (REA), issued in accordance with Section 47.5 of the Environmental Protection Act. A copy of the REA No. 9022-9STQS5 can be downloaded here.

 

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Notice of Project Change
March 3, 2015 - Following consultation with the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change during the Renewable Energy Approval (REA) review process, the proponent has opted to relocate turbine T4 approximately 250 m east of its current location to T4 Alt, with corresponding shifts to the locations of the turbine access road and underground electrical collector line. In addition, an alternative routing of the collector line in the south west corner of the Project has been proposed for operational flexibility. The locations for the remaining turbines, and the substation, remain unchanged.

For further information regarding this project change, please see the Modification Report in the “Documents” section of the project website.  The Modification Report, in addition to outlining the scope of the project change, details all updates made to project documents and reports in support of the REA application as a result of this project change.  Attachment G of the Modification Report includes an updated Noise Assessment Report, which has also been posted in the “Documents" section of the project website for direct access.

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Notice of Posting to the Environmental Registry
January 9, 2014 - A proposal for a Renewable Energy Approval in respect of the Grey Highlands Clean Energy project has been posted on the Environmental Registry (www.ebr.gov.on.ca; Registry Number: 012-0792) referred to in Section 5 of the Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993 and that comments in respect of the proposal may be submitted to the Director. All comments received prior to February 21, 2014 will be considered as part of the decision-making process by the Ministry of the Environment if they are submitted in writing or electronically using the form provided in the Environmental Registry notice.

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Notice of Additional Public Meeting
December 5, 2012 - Notice of Additional Public Meeting that was scheduled for December 17, 2012 at the Osprey Community Hall.
 
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Notice of Final Public Meeting
October 4, 2012 - Notice of Final Public Meeting that was scheduled for December 11, 2012 at the Osprey Community Hall.

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Notice of Draft Site Plan
February 29, 2012 - A notice of the draft site plan was published for the project on February 29, 2012 in accordance with O.Reg 359/09. The Draft Site Plan documents are available on the Documents page.

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Notice of Proposal to Engage in a Renewable Energy Project and Public Meeting
August 9, 2010 - Notice of Public Meeting scheduled for October 1, 2010 at the Osprey Community Hall.
       
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Notice of Proposal to Engage in a Renewable Energy Project and Public Meeting
July 12, 2010 - Notice of Public Meeting scheduled for August 19, 2010 at the Maxwell Community Hall.

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The proposed Grey Highlands Clean Energy project is subject to provincial approval under Part V.0.1 of the Environmental Protection Act (O. Reg. 359/09). Under the regulation, the 18.45 megawatt (MW) project is defined as a Class 4 wind facility.  The project will consist of nine (9) Senvion (formerly named REpower) MM92 wind turbines, which will have a nameplate capacity of 2.05 MW and a hub height of 100 metres. In addition to the wind turbines, the project will also include access roads, an electrical collection system, a substation, and temporary construction facilities. The project is located in the Municipality of Grey Highlands, Ontario near the communities of McIntyre, Maxwell and Hatherton.

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Renewable Energy Approval No. 9022-9STQS5 Download - 3,689 KB

Reports prepared in support of an application for a Renewable Energy Approval (“REA”) were completed to satisfy the requirements of O. Reg. 359/09 and can be downloaded below. Other documents and information related to the REA process will be posted here as they become available. Please note: the project REA was appealed, and for the duration of the Environmental Review Tribunal process (expected to conclude in October 2015), the Renewable Energy Approval Reports below are a copy of those also made available on the original project website www.greyhighlandscleanenergy.com. 


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Renewable Energy Approval Reports

The reports available below include all reports prepared in support of the Renewable Energy Approval application.  
The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change issued a Renewable Energy Approval for the project in April 2015.

Grey Highlands Clean Energy and Grey Highlands ZEP Community Enhancement Fund Package 2018625 KBDownload
Project Description Report
Overview of the project, including summaries of the environmental impacts
that are further investigated in the other REA reports prepared in support of
the application for a Renewable Energy Approval.
Project Description Report1, 985 KBDownload
Natural Heritage Reports
Delineation and evaluation of natural heritage features, including woodlands,
wetlands and wildlife habitat. Includes a Records Review Report, Site Investigation
Report, Evaluation of Significance Report and Environmental Impact Study Report.
NHA Records Review Report3, 107 KBDownload
NHA Records Review Addendum1, 547 KBDownload
NHA Site Investigation Report - Main Body3,439 KBDownload
NHA Site Investigation Report - Appendices10, 379 KBDownload
NHA Evaluation of Significance Report1, 893 KBDownload
NHA Environmental Impact Study1, 945 KBDownload
NHA Confirmation2,426 KBDownload
NHA Confirmation Addendum2, 351 KBDownload
Snake Hibernacula Habitat-use Survey Reports4,180 KBDownload
Water Reports
Identifies water bodies in the vicinity of the project location, and potential
environmental effects on water bodies, as well as associated mitigation measures.
Water Assessment Report5, 530 KBDownload
Water Bodies Impact Assessment Report3, 745 KBDownload
Construction Plan Report
Overview of construction activities, their potential environmental
impacts and mitigation measures.
Construction Plan Report10, 830 KBDownload
Design and Operations Report
Overview of project design and operational impacts, including environmental
impacts and mitigation measures. Detailed reports included within the appendices
include cultural heritage and archaeology (Stage1-2), shadow flicker, telecommunications
impact, noise impact, and the natural heritage environmental effects monitoring plan (EEMP).
Design and Operations Report - Main Body2020 KBDownload
Design and Operations Report Appendix I - Site Plan12, 449 KBDownload
Design and Operations Report Appendix II - Cultural Heritage7,910 KBDownload
Design and Operations Report Appendix III - Shadow Flicker6, 754 KBDownload
Design and Operations Report Appendix IV - RadioComm2, 740 KBDownload
Design and Operations Report Appendix V - Natural Heritage Environmental Effects Monitoring Plan, MNR Confirmation Letter2, 195 KBDownload
Design and Operations Report Appendix VI - Forms166 KBDownload
Design and Operations Report Appendix VII - Archaelogical Assessment Report80 KBDownload
Design and Operations Report Appendix VII - Archaeological Assessment Report (additional)2, 680 KBDownload
Design and Operations Report Appendix VII - Arch, MTCS letter228 KBDownload
Decommissioning Report
Overview of decommissioning activities, their potential environmental
impacts and mitigation measures.
Decommissioning Plan Report2, 557 KBDownload
Noise Impact Assessment Report
Report demonstrating compliance with the provincial 40 dBA noise limit.
Noise Assessment Report - Body1,654 KBDownload
Noise Assessment Report - Appendices3554 KBDownload
Wind Turbine Specification Report
Wind turbine specification report for the REpower MM92 (Senvion MM92).
Wind Turbine Specification Report910 KBDownload
Consultation Report
Details of consultation activities conducted with respect to the project.
Public Consultation Report - Main Body635 KBDownload
Public Consultation Report - Appendix A to D2,903 KBDownload
Public Consultation Report - Appendix E to E51,723 KBDownload
Public Consultation Report - Appendix E612, 000 KBDownload
Public Consultation Report - Appendix F2, 270 KBDownload
Public Consultation Report - Appendix G1,240 KBDownload
Modification Report
Document prepared in respect of a project change to update the REA application for the project.
Modification Report - Body198 KBDownload
Modification Report - Attachment A and B10, 465 KBDownload
Modification Report - Attachment C3,925 KBDownload
Modification Report - Attachment D and E2,556 KBDownload
Modification Report - Attachment F and G8, 527 KBDownload
Draft Site Plan
A Draft Site Plan was issued in accordance with section 54.1 of the regulation on
February 29, 2012.  For the Notice of Draft Site Plan please refer to the Announcements page.
Draft Site Plan1,185 KBDownload
Post Construction Bird & Bat Mortality Monitoring Results
2017 Fact Sheet110 KBDownload
Amphibian Behavior Monitoring Results
2017 Fact Sheet60 KBDownload

In the event of an emergency, please contact our 24-hour toll-free emergency contact number at 1-888-429-4764.

 

To learn more about the Grey Highlands Clean Energy project, contact:

John Kirby
Director of Wind Operations – Ontario
Capstone Power Corp.
Email: jkirby@capstoneinfra.com
Phone: (519) 874-1461

For complaints or other comments, questions and concerns, contact:

Dana Sallouha
HSE Coordinator
Capstone Infrastructure Corp.
Email: dsallouha@capstoneinfra.com
Phone: (416)649-1327

For media enquiries and investor relations information, contact:

Amanda Dillon
Manager, Communications
Capstone Infrastructure Corp.
Email: info@capstoneinfra.com
Phone: (416) 649-1325

Capstone Infrastructure Corporation

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