Grand Renewable Wind Overview

149 MW wind energy generation project with 67 Siemens turbines
Power equivalent of approximately 50,000 Ontario homes
Six Nations of the Grand River own 10% of the facility
$8 million estimated in property taxes generated over 20 years
$15 million contributed over 20 years to a Community Vibrancy Fund for Haldimand County
$4 million estimated in direct spending each year of project operations
More than 500 workers during peak construction, with over 98% of the workforce from Ontario
12 permanent jobs on-site for operations, in addition to the use of local subcontractors

Project Timeline

Project Description Report posted to public October 2010
Notice of Proposal October 2010
Public information sessions November 2010
Reports available for public review July 2011
Public information sessions September 2011
Submission of REA application October 2011
Construction Start September 2013
Commercial Operation December 2014

Benefits of Wind Energy

  • Is an inexhaustible resource
  • Reduces reliance on imported fuel
  • Benefits the environment and helps fight climate change
  • Is compatible with mixed land use: grazing, agriculture, and hunting
  • Creates job opportunities in local areas
  • Provides a steady income to farmers and property-owners
  • Strengthens the local tax base, helping to improve town services, including schools, police and fire departments
  • Provides more direct economic impacts than new fossil fuel plants
  • Produces energy with stable production costs, offering a hedge against other energy sources with volatile fuel markets
     
Grand Renewable Wind map