The Provincial Authorities at the moment offered an replace on its multi-stage course of to allow wind era in Newfoundland and Labrador. This follows the announcement on April 5, 2022 of lifting the moratorium on wind improvement, creating a possibility for industrial prospects to generate wind power for their very own consumption and wind era for export.
To be able to guarantee a good and clear course of for all events, the Division of Business, Power and Expertise is launching a name for the submission of Nominations of Areas of Curiosity for wind power tasks within the province. The decision is open for any obtainable Crown lands throughout the province. respondents should not restricted to a geographic dimension for a given submission, or within the variety of submissions. A pointers doc is out there right here. Nominations start at the moment, and shut on October 1, 2022.
Following evaluation of the land nominations obtained, a aggressive land bid course of will likely be launched later this 12 months. Whereas some corporations might have already submitted a request for Crown lands for wind improvement, no Crown lands have been accepted and won’t be awarded till a aggressive bid course of happens. Extra data will likely be obtainable within the coming weeks.
As well as, corporations are required to register wind improvement tasks for environmental evaluation; nonetheless, an environmental evaluation approval doesn’t imply that the challenge will proceed. An environmental evaluation is just not required for land nomination.
The Provincial Authorities launched the Province’s Renewable Power Plan in December 2021. One of many short-term commitments within the plan was to assessment the wind moratorium coverage on the Island Interconnected Electrical energy System. This was an preliminary step in a multi-stage course of to allow wind era in Newfoundland and Labrador.
“Newfoundland and Labrador has a number of the finest wind sources in North America. My division has been engaged with quite a few corporations fascinated by exploring industrial improvement and we all know they’re anxious to get additional data on the multi-stage course of. As we work to develop the insurance policies to permit wind improvement, we have to guarantee a good and clear course of whereas recognizing that this useful resource and these alternatives belong to the folks of the province. We should be sure that any choices we make are in the most effective pursuits of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, now and into the long run.”
Honourable Andrew Parsons
Minister of Business, Power and Expertise
“I’m happy to see the event of different power sources on this province. The extent of curiosity in our wind and hydrogen power potential is indicative of the function we will play within the important international transition to a inexperienced financial system. Applied sciences resembling these will likely be instrumental in guaranteeing a sustainable power future. All proposed tasks will bear the province’s complete and rigorous environmental evaluation course of, which incorporates a possibility for the general public and events to supply suggestions and feedback earlier than any determination is made.”
Honourable Bernard Davis
Minister of Atmosphere and Local weather Change
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