Saturday, June 27, 2009

Windmill Fan

Before we get to the facts, just look at this windmill. It's beautiful but extremely controversial. I may dig deeper into the issues on my other blog, But here, let's just enjoy the beauty. Saturday was a gorgeous day in London and the surrounding countryside. A perfect day for a french fries run to Port Burwell in the Morgan.

Now, let's get to some facts. The road from Port Bruce to Port Burwell goes right through the Erie Shores Wind Farm, a 99 MW wind farm developed by Erie Shores Wind Farm Limited Partnership. In commercial operation since May 24, 2006, the wind farm utilizes 66 GE wind turbines with each having a rated capacity of 1,500 kilowatts. They are dispersed over 25 kilometres of shoreline and extend up to approximately three kilometres back from the shoreline. Over 5,260 hectares of farmland is optioned for future wind power development in the townships.

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