“The submission of the Environmental Assessment Application for the Meikle project marks another substantial milestone for the Company,” said Finavera Wind Energy President and COO Peter Leighton. “The Environmental Assessment Certificate is the key outstanding permit required for the project, and this submission ensures that the timelines for project finance, transmission interconnection, and construction can be met. The Application addresses key information on wildlife, ecosystems, First Nations consultation, and economic opportunities and is the result of several years of environmental field work and consultation.”
The Project is currently in the application screening stage (maximum 30 days). If the Application is deemed to be complete, it will enter the Application Review stage (maximum 180 days). Upon review, it will be considered by the Ministers for an Environmental Assessment certificate (maximum 45 days).
The Environmental Assessment Applications for the Company’s 47 MW Tumbler Ridge and 77 MW Wildmare Wind Energy Projects were submitted to the EAO on April 1st, 2011 and are currently in the Application Review stage.
Finavera Wind Energy is a wind energy development company focused on developing, constructing, and operating wind farms in North America and Ireland. Our mission is to create and operate a viable renewable energy business while protecting and enhancing the physical and social environment. In British Columbia, Canada, projects totaling 301 MW have been awarded 25 year Electricity Purchase Agreements. In Ireland, the Company has signed a co-development agreement with Scottish and Southern Renewables for the 105MW Cloosh Valley Wind Project. Data collection and environmental studies have been continuing at a number of prospective sites in Canada and the United States.