South Dundas to rethink Not A Willing Host?

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Cornwall NewsWatch, June 18, 2015

MORRISBURG – A proposed ground-based solar farm has South Dundas revisiting whether it’s not a willing host for green energy.

Solar company SunEdison has approached the municipality asking for support for a solar farm at 4278 County Road 1, south of Glen Stewart, on a private piece of land.

The company is hoping to get municipal support in order to receive preferential scoring when applying to the province’s Feed In Tariff (FIT) program.

South Dundas council heard Tuesday night the proposed site, which could be anywhere from four to 10 acres, is not farmable land.

“That same footprint, the top soil was stripped in 1997,” Planner Don Lewis told council.

“I have no problem with it…it’s a business proposition,” Deputy Mayor Jim Locke said.

But Locke used the moment to chastise the province and its electrical regulators.

“Hydro One, IESO (Independent Electricity System Operator)…

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