The planning, development and operation of a wind power project requires that the right people with the right skills come to the table. It also requires the right location, community partners, planning and equipment to ensure success. Below we explore selected aspects of the project in more detail. If you don’t find answers to your questions here, get in touch with us and we’ll do what we can find those answers.
This wind power project will provide power to thousands of Ontario homes with clean, emission and pollution free energy. At the same time, this project will create employment opportunities in the region and support local economic development.
When siting a wind power project, we learned that, among others, there are a few items that are really important. A reliable wind profile, of course, which helps ensure reliable generation for starters, but also, a community of visionary partners with a skilled labor force and vast landscape. We found all of this in Niagara.
Planning a wind power project like this requires collaboration with multiple teams and partners, consideration of government policy, local community stakeholders, infrastructure and supply chains. Our team and partners have assembled a practical and flexible project plan to position the project for success. Read More…
Having the right people with the right skills doing the right job is what ensures the best decisions are made. We have assembled a team of leaders in their respective fields to work with us as we develop this project. We have listed our project partners below.
- The initial vision of the Niagara Region Wind Corporation grew from the connection between Daniels Power Corporation and Renewable Energy Business Ltd.
- Identifying and supporting the responsible development of clean energy and technology is a core mission of Daniels Power.
- Developer, Renewable Energy Business has worked on numerous wind power projects around the world.
- A partner in more than 15,000 MW of wind power projects globally, Hatch’s experience and approach makes them a top tier engineering services provider.
- Dedicated problem solvers and solution providers, Stantec’s experience in Ontario is unmatched in the environmental approvals arena.
- A firm with a unique combination of environmental and health professionals and more than 20 years experience, Intrinsik guides and conducts health studies on behalf of the project.
Of critical importance to the NRWC are our stakeholders. Our stakeholders include all those who may have a material interest in the development of this wind power project. We have listed many of them below for review.
- Listed here are Government Ministries and Agencies that play either a regulatory, approval or facilitation role.
- Ministry of Natural Resources
- Niagara Escarpment Commission
- Grand River and Niagara Peninsula Peninsula Conservation Authorities
- Haldimand County
- Niagara Region
- Ministry of Transportation
- Transport Canada
- Ontario Energy Board
- Fisheries and Oceans Canada
- Nav Canada
- Hydro One Networks Inc
- The Municipal Governments in Niagara Region and Haldimand County remain long term partners from project inception through development and decommissioning.
- Niagara Region
- Haldimand County
- Town of Grimsby
- Township of Wainfleet
- Town of Lincoln
- West Lincoln
- The Aboriginal peoples in the project area play a unique role as members of the community and stewards of local knowledge. Listed below are Aboriginal peoples groups with whom we interact.
- Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation
- Mississauga’s of New Credit First Nation
- Haudenosaunee Confederacy First Nation
- Métis Nation of Ontario
It is critical to have equipment and technology that are suitable to the climate and existing infrastructure within the project area. We scoured the markets to find leading edge equipment and technology that would deliver optimum output, low maintenance operation and minimal local environmental impact.
The match we found is the Enercon E-101 wind turbine. With no gearbox, mechanical noise is eliminated and lubricant use nearly eliminated; many parts have been crafted from reclaimed and recycled products like aluminum and copper; the steel sections of the towers are fully recoverable and recyclable, and with a shallow foundation, the environmental footprint is reduced. On top of these features, the E-101 has enhanced safety systems, such as an internal transformer.
- Number: 77
- Type: Enercon
- Model: E-101
- Capacity: 3.0MW
- Height: 124M to 135M to hub
- Blade Length: 48.6M
- Technology: Gearless Direct Drive
- Rotar Diameter: 101M
Wind turbines and transmission lines will be located across the Niagara Region and Haldimand County. The interactive map below shows the towns and regions that will play host to this project.
To view project maps, click here.