Tuesday, July 5th, 2011
On Monday, some exciting news came to us! The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) and Ontario Government offered contracts to 19 new wind energy projects that would add 1,018 MW of new wind energy capacity to the Ontario grid.
These new wind projects mean that Ontario’s Feed-in Tariff (FIT) program is now facilitating development of more than 3,175 MW of new wind energy projects to provide clean electricity to power Ontario families and businesses. Jutta Splettstoesser was there to welcome the announcement. ——- I speak to you as a mother, a farmer, an agriculture engineer and a citizen of the Municipality of Kincardine. The government of Ontario has made some bold and exciting decisions to encourage the development of renewable emission free energy and we applaud them for this. That is why friends of wind are here to celebrate this announcement. Landowners are proud to host wind projects in our community. We hope that our society learns to be more open minded toward clean energy and will be supportive of local renewable and progressive energy development. The community power model for LakeWind and other future projects may be the key to shifting the attitudes of residents. With wind we all win! – Jutta Splettstoesser, Kincardine, Friend of Wind