Are you aware that the Ontario Electricity Act states that for renewable energy generation facilities, transmission or distribution lines are not to exceed 50 kilometers in length? Are you also aware that the wpd White Pines Wind project has 43km of collector lines and a 28km transmission line that are to connect to the Hydro One’s IESO grid for a total of 71km of hydro electricity lines? It is APPEC s opinion that the wpd White Pines project does not conform to the Electricity Act and the OEB should not approve the wpd application for Leave to Construct the 28 km high-voltage Transmission Line to connect to the Hydro One IESO grid.
If you would like to understand more about the 50km limitation, the APPEC position and the request to the OEB on clarification please click here to view the attached letter sent to the OEB. If you are interested to read other postings on the OEB website from APPEC, Prince Edward County lawyers as well as wpd and the MOE, please click here to go to the OEB website to see all the OEB postings.