We stayed over in St Thomas the other night, and on the way back came through Erie Shores Wind Farm. I spent a lot of time working on the layout design for this project, but up until now I’ve never seen it built. Sure, I saw some holes in the ground, but nothing higher. Here’s my gallery of mediocre photos: Erie Shores Wind Farm (and man, I must clean my D70’s sensor).
There’s clearly good local acceptance of the project. The beach washrooms have been repainted with a mural that includes a wind turbine, Bayham’s building an interpretive centre, and in downtown Port Burwell, there were cars with Support Wind Energy stickers. It made me happy.
Congratulations to AIM Powergen on opening Erie Shores Wind Farm yesterday.
(no, this isn’t a real picture; it’s a macro shot of my wind turbine in a box.)
I was at Erie Shores on Wednesday, and this is the first turbine base of this size I’ve seen poured. They’re pretty big, but then, they do have to support a 77m diameter turbine on an 80m tower.
The picture’s taken from here.
We’re having the official ground-breaking ceremony at AIM PowerGen/Clean Power Income Fund Erie Shores Windfarm today. Cue important people wielding suspiciously clean shovels. I suspect I might even get to play with a shovel, since I’ve spent the last year and a bit designing it.