Algonquin First Nation, Algonquin Pikwakanagan, Innergex, Mattawan, North bay wind farm, Vic Fedeli
Last week, MPP Vic Fedeli said, “this is the wind farm we can stop”–the project was a combination of potential harm to the environment and the tourism industry, and it had no community support. This news release appeared just moments ago.
Innergex and its partner stop the development of the Nodinosi prospective wind project
MATTAWA, ON, March 17, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ – Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. (TSX: INE) (“Innergex” or the “Corporation”) and its partner the Algonquins of the Pikwàkanagàn First Nation announce that they are stopping further development of the Nodinosi prospective wind project located near Mattawa, Ontario.
“We strongly believe in a collaborative approach to project development, because social acceptability is essential to a successful project. The many concerns expressed by residents and local authorities have demonstrated that we do not have social acceptability for the Nodinosi project, nor the context to develop such a collaborative approach” says François Morin, Senior Advisor at Innergex. “We will not pursue a project without the appropriate level of support of the community.”
The Nodinosi prospective wind project was located in the Townships of Phelps, Olrig and Mattawan of the Nipissing District. With a proposed installed capacity of approximately 150 MW, it was in the very early stages of development in view of a submission under the Independent Electricity System Operator’s Large Renewable Procurement Request for Proposals, which is a competitive process for procuring large renewable energy projects in Ontario.
The Corporation continues to pursue the development of other prospective projects in view of submitting them under the current request for proposals in Ontario.