OUR COMMITMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENT
Through our environmental policy, we are committed to comply with environmental legislation, continual performance improvements and the prevention of pollution.
Prior to construction, a series of environmental studies were conducted before the final location was selected. The studies ensured the wind turbines would have no adverse effect on the environment and the surrounding area. The project was deemed to be environmentally friendly when the impact on climate and air quality was reviewed and found to be minimal.
Huron Wind is situated on a 100-acre plot of land that was designated for industrial development. Previously leased to a local farmer, 85 per cent of the land was used for cultivation with the other 15 per cent occupied by woodland. Today, around 95 per cent of the land formally used for farming is still available for agriculture use.
Since 15 per cent of the land is occupied by woodlands, Huron Wind is home to an array of animals including birds, rabbits and deer. As part of the environmental assessment prior to construction, the wildlife, terrestrial ecology and aquatic environment were all considered.
Lake Huron Winds
Huron Wind sits atop a sloping bluff, making it ideal to harness the wind.