On April 11, 2017, we provided an update on the Connection Line route, announcing the final route had been selected (i.e. the Preferred Route). As a follow-up to this post we wanted to clarify that while the Township of Stone Mills has approved the “route corridor,” they have not yet approved the general alignment, pole locations and where segments of the line will be located underground versus overhead. BluEarth continues to discuss these details with adjacent landowners and Township staff. Once consensus has been reached with Township staff, the final design will be presented to Township Council for final approval. If you have any questions about the Connection Line, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-844-214-2578.
The Loyalist Solar Project is an up to 54 megawatt (MW) non-rooftop solar project located in the Township of Stone Mills, Lennox & Addington County, Ontario. The Loyalist Solar Project consists of two parts: the Site which includes the solar panels, racking, direct current (DC) electrical collection system, alternating current (AC) electrical system, inverters, and associated infrastructure; and, the Connection Line which includes overhead or underground electrical line circuits, electrical substation transformer, communication lines, and related electrical infrastructure require to connect the Site to the existing Hydro One Networks Inc. (HONI) transmission system.
The area being studied for the Project Site is generally bounded by County Rd 41 to the west, County Rd 27 to the east, Craigen Rd to the south and the Salmon River to the north. The area being studied for the Project Connection Line lies between Centreville Rd, County Rd 41, east of Miller Rd and north of Frizzel Rd and Youngs Rd. The Connection Line would connect the Site to the existing 230kV transmission line running east to west to the north of Ingle.
The Loyalist Solar Project is being developed by Loyalist Solar LP, a partnership between the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte and BluEarth Renewables Inc., in response to the Government of Ontario’s Large Renewable Procurement Request for Proposals initiative. Construction is anticipated to start in October 2017 and the project is expected to be operational by November 2018.
Loyalist Solar LP is committed to consulting with and involving stakeholders in the decision-making process for proposed facilities. We believe that trust is the foundation for long-term successful relationships, and we know that trust is only earned over time, by working together with honest and transparent communications.
Please see the full Project Description Report and all the Renewable Energy Approvals documents, located on the second tab of this page, for more details on Loyalist Solar LP. A Notice of Proposed Changes to the Project has been issued and a description of changes within the original project location can be found in the Project Modification Report.