Saskatchewan refuses approval after first wind energy project Environmental Impact Assessment

By Paul Dvorak On September 19, 2016, the Saskatchewan Minister of the Environment refused [PDF] environmental approval for the Chaplin Energy Project (Project). The proposed Project is a 177 megawatt (MW) wind facility that is located near the Rural Municipality of Chaplin, 200 km west of Regina. This was the first Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for a wind project in Saskatchewan.
Jeremy Barretto (top),Terri-Lee V. Oleniuk, and Kenza Salah
Saskatchewan Power Corporation (SaskPower) is the province’s power utility and principal supplier of electricity. Windlectric Inc. (Windlectric), a subsidiary of Algonquin Power Co., was successful under SaskPower’s 2012 Request for Proposal process and the parties signed

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