The Churchill Wind Farm was first prospected in 2007 as a possible 'Standard Offer' site (i.e. less than 10MW). It quickly became apparent however that there was enough interest in the area from landowners, to make this a larger project and to date, agreements have been made with local landowners for around 8,000 acres. It is expected that this is sufficient to allow a 100-120MW wind farm.
The area was selected because of its stable wind speeds, open farm lands and strategic location along the main Sarnia to London transmission corridor.
TCI worked closely with the Township of Plympton-Wyoming to secure a permit for a wind measurement mast and this was erected in February 2008. The wind measurement campaign has shown very positive results and confirmed that the area is suitable for wind energy development.
TCI have been updating Plympton Wyoming and Enniskillen Townships on the progress of the project as it develops. Consultation with the local community, stakeholders and aboriginal groups will also continue as the project develops.
In November 2010 TCI Renewables, selected a strategic partner to help develop the Churchill Wind Project through to construction. That partner was EDF-EN, a subsidiary of EDF the largest electrical utility company in the world.
EDF-EN Canada, an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company, is a green energy pioneer and market leader, with over 1000 MW in varying stages of development and operation. With headquarters in Toronto, and offices in Ottawa, & Montreal.
It is expected that the project would be bid into any future large Ontario Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) rounds and if successful in gaining a contract, would be developed through to construction and operation.
Please visit the project website for more details;
Anyone with questions is encouraged to contact Mark Gallagher (Development Manager) T: 514-842-1923