The Settlers Landing Wind Park will generate clean, renewable energy for the local grid, displacing greenhouse gases, air pollution and toxic wastes produced by traditional energy sources. It's estimated that the wind farm will generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of 6,000 homes annually.
In comparison to other forms of electricity generation, wind energy is:
· Renewable, efficient and complementary to other sources of electricity such as hydro, solar and natural gas
· Emission-free, thereby helping to mitigate climate change
· Helping to conserve water resources as water is not consumed in the generation of electricity
· Associated with few environmental effects
As a result, the project will benefit the natural environment in the municipality and province overall while helping Ontario to meet future electricity demand.
Canada’s current installed capacity is just over 8,000 MW, generating the equivalent electricity consumed by an average of 2 million Canadian homes.
We are committed to socially and environmentally sustainable practices in every aspect of our business. Our goal is to foster a positive culture that is respectful of our partners, customers and communities and to maintain open, mutually beneficial relationships with all stakeholders.
Welcome to the project announcements page. The proposed Settlers Landing Wind Park project is subject to provincial approvals under Part V.0.1 of the Environmental Protection Act (O. Reg. 359/09). Stakeholder consultation and keeping the community informed about the project is an important part of the approvals process (the "REA process"). Available below you will find formal project notices that have been published in accordance with the regulation (O. Reg 359/09) as well as other project updates.
If you have any questions or comments please let us know. Contact details are provided on the Contact Us page. If you would like to be added to the project mailing list, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2018 Community Enhancement Fund Application Package is now available.
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The Complaint Resolution Protocol document is now available.
May 2017 - Please download the PDF below for information on how and where to file any complaints regarding this project.
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The 2017 Community Enhancement Fund Application Package is now available for review.
May 2017– The Community Enhancement Fund was created during the project planning phase of the Settlers Landing Wind Park with the intent of providing funding for community-based initiatives that will benefit community members living and working in the area near our projects. Interested applicants are asked to submit the Application Form and Media Consent Form as soon as posisble. Any inquiries on the Community Enhancement Fund and application process may be directed to Emily Abrahams at 416-649-1332 or email@example.com.
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Community Liaison Committee
December 2016 – The Capstone Power Corp. (Capstone) project team is establishing a joint Community Liaison Committee (CLC) for Snowy Ridge Wind Park and Settlers Landing Wind Park Projects. The CLC is a forum to exchange ideas, share information and provide regular updates on the Projects. The CLC is open to local residents and anyone who has an interest in the Projects. If you would like to serve as a member of the CLC, please provide your contact information and a short description of your interest in the Projects to firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the CLC, please download the notice below.
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Notice of Commencement of Construction
October 13, 2016 – Construction on the project commenced on October 3, 2016. For further information, please see notice available for download below.
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Amendment to Renewable Energy Approval Issued
September 26, 2016 – on September 23, 2016, the project received an Amendment to the Renewable Energy Approval, issued in accordance with Section 47.5 of the Environmental Project Act. A copy of the Amendment to REA, number 8992-9TVSKD can be downloaded below. A project map presenting changes included in the REA amendment is also available for download below.
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Renewable Energy Approval Issued
May 12, 2015 – On May 7, 2015, the project received a Renewable Energy Approval (REA), issued in accordance with Section 47.5 of the Environmental Protection Act. A copy of the REA No. 8992-9TVSKD can be downloaded below.
Update to Website Documents
May 12, 2015 – Please note that upon REA issuance, the following updated reports have been posted to the Documents page of the Project’s website: 1) a revised Noise Assessment Report (Version No. 5, dated December 22, 2014); and 2) a revised Design and Operations Report Appendix V Natural Heritage Environmental Effects Monitoring Plan (EEMP), dated October 3, 2014, including an EEMP confirmation letter from MNRF dated October 31, 2014.
Notice of Posting of Pre-Construction Botanical Inventory Report
October 16, 2014 – A Natural Heritage pre-construction botanical inventory was conducted for the Settlers Landing Wind Park. A report, Botanical Inventory Report, summarizing the final results of this inventory has been posted to the Documents section of the Settler Landing webpage.
Species at Risk and Endangered Species Act Registration Process Summary
October 10, 2014 - Species at Risk surveys were conducted for Settlers Landing Wind Park in 2011 and 2012. This summary provides a description of the survey methods and results, including species observations, and clarifies the current regulatory process with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry that will be adhered to.
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Responses to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
September 25, 2014 - In an effort to support stakeholders’ participation in the EBR process, Capstone has prepared this FAQ document to help facilitate further understanding of the projects’ impacts. This FAQ addresses the most common concerns and questions that have been raised during the project development process, focusing on questions relating to commercial-scale wind turbines and their impact on human health and safety, property values, the Oak Ridges Moraine, and natural heritage.
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Notice of Posting of Bat Habitat Pre-Construction Survey Report
September 23, 2014 - Natural Heritage pre-construction evaluation surveys for bat maternity colonies were conducted for the Settlers Landing Wind Park. A report, Bat Maternity Roosting Area Habitat-use Surveys Report, summarizing the final results of these surveys has been posted on the Documents section of the Settlers Landing webpage.
Notice of Posting Hydrogeological Report
August 20, 2014 – A hydrogeological Impact Assessment and Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan Conformity Review was conducted for Settlers Landing and Snowy Ridge Wind Parks. A report summarizing the final results of this work has been posted on the Documents section of the Settlers Landing and Snowy Ridge Wind Parks’ webpages.
Notice of Posting to the Environmental Registry
August 6, 2014 - A proposal for a Renewable Energy Approval in respect of the Settlers Landing Wind Park project has been posted on the Environmental Registry (www.ebr.gov.on.ca; Registry Number: 012-2374) referred to in Section 5 of the Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993 and that comments in respect of the proposal may be submitted to the Director. All comments received prior to October 5, 2014 will be considered as part of the decision-making process by the Ministry of the Environment if they are submitted in writing or electronically using the form provided in the Environmental Registry notice.
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Spring 2014 Newsletter
June 16, 2014 (published April 2014) - A newsletter introducing Capstone Infrastructure to the community, and providing an update on the project.
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New Project Ownership
The project was initially proposed by Settlers Landing Wind Park Limited Partnership, whose parent company was Wind Works Power Corp. In mid-2012, Renewable Energy Developers Inc. (then named Sprott Power Corp.) became involved in the project and have since been responsible for the project design and managing project development. In August 2013, Renewable Energy Developers Inc. acquired a majority interest in the project through a subsidiary and the REA application was assigned to Settlers Landing Nominee Ltd. Through the acquisition of Renewable Energy Developers Inc. by Capstone Infrastructure Corporation (“Capstone”) which was finalized on October 1, 2013, Capstone now holds a majority interest in the project.
Public Meeting Questionnaire Contact Information
January 24, 2013 - Following the final public meeting held January 17, 2013 in accordance with the regulation, a notice was issued to provide clarification on the contact information and deadline for comment form submission.
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Project Update and Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
January 15, 2013 - A letter describing project information and reminding people of the Final Public Meeting was distributed via mail and email on January 17, 2013.
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Interim Public Meeting Slideshow
December 13, 2012 - The Interim Public Meeting held on December 13, 2012 included a brief presentation by the proponent.
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Notice of Interim Public Meeting
November 29, 2012 - Notice of Interim Public Meeting scheduled for December 13, 2012 at the Rolling Hills Public School.
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Notice of Draft Site Plan
November 29, 2012 - A Notice of Draft Site Plan was published for the project on November 29, 2012 in accordance with O.
Reg. 359/09. The Draft Site Plan documents are available on the Documents page.
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Notice of Final Public Meeting
November 15, 2012 - Notice of Final Public Meeting scheduled for January 17, 2013 at the Rolling Hills Public School in Bethany.
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Notice of Public Meeting
September 2, 2010 - Notice of Public Meeting was published for the initial public meeting that scheduled for September 30, 2010 at the Rolling Hills Public School. The meeting was held to engage the community on two early stage projects under development by the proponent, the Settlers Landing project and the Snowy Ridge project.
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The Settlers Landing Wind Park project is subject to provincial approval under Part V.0.1 of the Environmental Protection Act (O. Reg. 359/09). Under the regulation, the 10 megawatt (MW) project is defined as a Class 4 wind facility. The project consists of five (5) Senvion (formerly named REpower) MM92 wind turbines with a nameplate capacity of 2.0 MW and a hub height of 100 metres. In addition to the wind turbines, the project includes access roads, an electrical collection system, a substation, and temporary construction facilities. The project is located in the in the City of Kawartha Lakes, Ontario near the town of Pontypool.
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Renewable Energy Approval Issued No. 8992-9TVSKD - 70 KB - Download
Ammendment to Renewable Energy Approval Issued No. 8992-9TVSKD - 1,406 KB - Download
Reports prepared in support of an application for a Renewable Energy Approval (“REA”) were completed to satisfy the requirements of O. Reg. 359/09 and can be downloaded below. Other documents and information related to the REA process are also posted here as they become available.
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|Renewable Energy Approval Reports |
The reports available below include all reports prepared in support of the Renewable Energy Approval application.
The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change issued a Renewable Energy Approval for the project in May 2015.
|Project Description Report|
This report provides an overview of the Settlers Landing Wind Park project, including summaries of the environmental impacts
that are further investigated in the other REA reports prepared in support of the application for a Renewable Energy Approval.
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|Natural Heritage Reports|
Delineation and evaluation of natural heritage features, including woodlands, wetlands and wildlife habitat. Includes a
Records Review Report, Site Investigation Report, Evaluation of Significance Report and Environmental Impact Study Report.
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|Natural Heritage Site Investigation Report||5, 416 KB||Download|
|Natural Heritage Evaluation of Significance Report||3,517 KB||Download|
|Natural Heritage Environmental Impact Study Report||4, 157 KB||Download|
|Natural Heritage and Environmental Impact Study Report Addendum||4, 730 KB||Download|
|MNR Natural Heritage Assessment Confirmation Letter||22 KB||Download|
|MNR Natural Heritage Assessment Re-Confirmation Letter||403 KB||Download|
|Bat Maternity Roosting Area Habitat-use Surveys Report||2,391 KB||Download|
|Botanical Inventory Report||5, 403 KB||Download|
Identifies water bodies in the vicinity of the project location, and potential environmental effects on water bodies,
as well as associated mitigation measures.
|Water Bodies Assessment Report||6,044 KB||Download|
|Construction Plan Report|
Overview of construction activities, their potential environmental impacts and mitigation measures.
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|Design and Operations Report |
Overview of project design and operational impacts, including environmental impacts and mitigation measures.
|Design and Operations Report - Body||1, 255 KB||Download|
|Appendix I - Site Plan (February 20, 2014)||2, 828 KB||Download|
|Appendix II - Cultural Heritage Assessment Report, MTCS Confirmation Letter||11, 378 KB||Download|
|Appendix III - Shadow Flicker Report||2, 580 KB||Download|
|Appendix IV - Radar and Radio Communications Impact Assessment||4,020 KB||Download|
|Appendix V - Natural Heritage Environmental Effects Monitoring Plan (EEMP)||1,809 KB||Download|
|Appendix VI - Forms||196 KB||Download|
|Appendix VII - Archaeological Assessment Report||2,069 KB||Download|
|Noise Assessment Report |
Report demonstrating compliance with the provincial 40 dBA noise limit.
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|Decommissioning Report |
Overview of decommissioning activities, their potential environmental impacts and mitigation measures.
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|Wind Turbine Specification Report |
Wind turbine specification report for the REpower MM92 (Senvion MM92).
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|Consultation Report - Main Body||714 KB||Download|
|Consultation Report - Appendices||9,486 KB||Download|
|Draft Site Plan |
A Draft Site Plan was issued in accordance with section 54.1 of the regulation on November 19, 2012.
For the Notice of Draft Site Plan please refer to the Announcements page.
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|Appendix to Draft Site Plan 1||463 KB||Download|
|Draft Site Plan Map 2||7,465 KB||Download|
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Hydrogeological Impact Assessment and Oak Ridges
Moraine Conservation Plan Conformity Review
This report summarizes the results of a hydrogeological assessment conducted for the Settlers Landing and
Snowy Ridge Wind Parks ("the Projects"). The objective of the hydrological assessment was twofold: 1)
to characterize the geological and hydrogeological conditions associated with the proposed locations of
the Projects, and 2) to confirm project compliance with the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan (ORMCP),
specifically as to whether there is any potential for the Projects to cause any unacceptable impacts to local
groundwater quantity and quality. For the latter, the report concludes that although renewable energy projects are
exempt from the restrictions of the ORMCP, the proposed Projects, as designed in accordance with O. Reg. 359/09
and industry best practices, are still found to be in compliance with the stipulations outlined under the ORMCP.
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|Post Construction Bird & Bat Mortality Monitoring Results |
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In the event of an emergency, please contact our 24-hour toll-free emergency contact number at 1-888-429-4764.
To learn more about the Settlers Landing Wind Park project, contact:
Director of Wind Operations – Ontario
Capstone Power Corp.
Phone: (519) 874-1461
For complaints or other comments, questions and concerns, contact:
Capstone Infrastructure Corp.
For media enquiries and investor relations information, contact:
Capstone Infrastructure Corp.
Phone: (416) 649-1325
Capstone Infrastructure Corporation
155 Wellington Street West, Suite 2930
Toronto, ON M5V 3H1