4,500 kilometres of wind turbine access roads in Ontario?

… assuming that each of the 6,000 or more turbines installed or proposed for Ontario require 750 m of access road to support construction and transportation vehicles to each turbine site and for use during the operation phase. Access roads are approximately 5.0 m wide post-construction.

  • 6,000 x 750 m x 5 m = 22.5 million square metres
  • 22.5 million square metres / 4046.86 square metres per acre = 5,560 acres consumed by turbine access roads, not including turbine foundations, power lines, substations, transformer stations etc.
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