Archived - Mohawk Point Wind Farm

Dunnville (ON)

Reasons for a Federal Assessment
Project Description
Final Decision
Follow-up Program

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Reference Number

Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry: 08-01-46082

Environmental Assessment Type

Screening

Responsible or Regulated Authorities

Natural Resources Canada

Reasons for a Federal Assessment

On November 21, 2008, it was determined that an environmental assessment was required in relation to the project because Natural Resources Canada considered providing financial assistance to the proponent.

Project Description (as posted in the Notice of Commencement)

AIM SOP Phase 1 GP Inc. on behalf of AIM SOP Phase 1 LP or AIM (the proponent) proposed to develop a small scale wind farm (the Mohawk Point Wind Farm) located 6.1 km east of the mouth of the Grand River and east of the municipality of Dunnville, in eastern Haldimand County, south western Ontario. The project consists of 6 turbines each with a unit generating capacity of 1.65 MW, for a total nominal capacity of 9.9 MW. The scope of the project consists of all associated project components and activities, which include but is not limited to: Transportation and installation of six Vestas V82 wind turbine generators (WTG); Upgrades and/or construction of new and existing access roads; Pre-construction surveys, site preparation and excavation; Connection facilities to the power grid, post-construction, decommissioning and site remediation. For the purposes of this Environmental Assessment, the scope of the project includes the construction, operation, maintenance, modification and subsequent decommissioning of the proposed wind farm.

Final Decision

A decision was taken on May 1, 2009 and was that the authority may exercise any power or perform any duty or function with respect to the project because, after taking into consideration the screening report and taking into account the implementation of appropriate mitigation measures, the authority is of the opinion that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

Follow-up Program

It was determined that a follow-up program to verify the accuracy of the environmental assessment and/or determine the effectiveness of any measures taken to mitigate the adverse environmental effects is required for this project. For further information or to obtain a copy of the follow-up program, please contact Natural Resources Canada.