Ontario Energy Board Notice Regarding DWP Expropriation

Taken from the Ontario Energy Board website: http://www.rds.ontarioenergyboard.ca/webdrawer/webdrawer.dll/webdrawer/rec/409980/view/notice_dufferin%20wind_version%202_unpublished_20130917.PDF

Dufferin Wind Power Inc. has applied to the Ontario Energy Board to expropriate interest in certain lands…..

for the purposes of constructing, operating and maintaining new transmission infrastructure and distribution facilities that will connect DWPI’s planned Dufferin Wind Farm to the provincial power grid. DWPI has negotiated land agreements with some affected landowners, but was not able to do so with all landowners along the entire route. (…so the big bullies that they are….they file to steal the land against the will of the people. These are bully tactics that the communist Chinese, China Longyuan have no problem with.)

DWPI was granted permission to construct the new transmission infrastructure which consists of  approximately 47 km of single circuit 230 kv electricity transmission line and certain associated facilities on July 5, 2013 pursuant to the OEB Decision EB-2012-0365. (The “leave to construct” was appealed at the Environmental Review Tribunal and a decision will not be made public until December 2013.)

A map of the proposed route is on page 3 of the following notice: notice_dufferin wind_version 2_unpublished_20130917

The OEB is holding a Public Hearing to consider DWPI’s requests. During this hearing, the OEB will consider evidence and arguments by DWPI and by individuals, municipalities and others whose interests would be affected.

Submitted comments to the OEB and all documentation regarding the expropriation can be found at: http://www.rds.ontarioenergyboard.ca/webdrawer/webdrawer.dll/webdrawer/search/rec?sm_udf10=EB-2013-0268&sortd1=rs_dateregistered&rows=200

The following is also taken for the OEB website.

Get Involved

Public participation helps ensure we make informed decisions about applications.

HERE ARE SOME WAYS YOU CAN TAKE PART:

  1. Monitor an oral hearing through the OEB’s website.  Look at the OEB’s regulatory calendar for the days that hearings are scheduled and follow the instructions on the page to listen to the hearing.
  2. Write a letter of comment to give the Board your opinion on the application. A complete copy of your letter, including your name and contact information, will be provided to the applicant and the Board members deciding the proceeding.All letters of comment sent to the Board are placed on the public record. This means the letters can be seen at our offices and will be placed on our website. Before the letter of comment is placed on the public record, all personal (i.e. not business) contact information is removed, such as the individual’s address, fax and phone numbers, and email address. The individual’s name and the content of the letter will become part of the public record.
  3. Become an observer.  Observers do not participate actively in the proceeding but receive documents issued by the Board in the proceeding.All requests for observer status sent to the Board are placed on the public record. This means the requests can be seen at our offices and will be placed on our website. Before the request for observer status is placed on the public record, all personal (i.e. not business) contact information is removed, such as an individual’s address, fax and phone numbers, and email address. The individual’s name and the content of the request will become part of the public record.
  4. If you want to actively participate in the hearing, you can become an intervenor.  Everything an intervenor files with the Board, including the intervenor’s name and contact information, will be placed on the public record. This means that all filings can be seen at our offices and will be placed on our website. (deadline has passed)

To find out more about these options, visit the Participating in a Hearing webpage.

icon_gavelTo find out more about the hearing process, visit the Understanding the Adjudication Process webpage.

Hearing dates have not yet been set. We will post dates when they are available.
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