Critics say no map of turbine locations exists but energy minister insists information is out there
Ontarians interested in quickly finding the location of wind turbines in the province have their work cut out for them. The province doesn’t make public a consolidated map of its thousands of turbines. The Ontario Power Authority, which approves wind turbine contracts, doesn’t have one; neither does the Ministry of Natural Resources nor the Ministry of Energy.
Even the Canadian Wind Energy Association, an industry group, doesn’t have a map showing the location of all turbines. That’s a concern for opponents of the industry. “Whether you live in the city, the suburbs or even rural areas, you don’t have an understanding of how massive this undertaking is,” said Jane Wilson, president of the citizens group Wind Concerns Ontario. “I don’t think they realize how the landscape is going to change … tourism…
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