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Site Activity Updates

Here you’ll find past updates on activities undertaken at the project site.  The most recent update is located on the home page. 


July 24th 2018

White Pines Wind July 2018 Video (Click to open) https://youtu.be/Zm5tuwuT1XU

White Pines Wind July 2018 Images (Click to open) 

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July 24th  2018

Royal Road Cable Install

Cable works will continue West of Maypul Layn expected to be completed by the end of the week. Trenching and directional drilling will continue East of Maypul Layn heading East over the next 2 weeks.

Johnston Road Cable Install

Directional Drilling and cable works will continue South of CR-10

County Road 10 Cable Install

Trenching and directional drilling will continue West of Crowes Rd

Crowes Road Cable Install

Cable works will continue North of CR-10



July 13th 2018

Royal Road Cable Install

Cable works will continue West of Maypul Layn expected to be completed by the end of the week. Trenching and directional drilling will continue East of Maypul Layn heading East over the next 2 weeks.

Johnston Road Cable Install

Directional Drilling and trenching will continue South of CR-10

County Road 10 Cable Install

Directional Drilling will begin West of Crowes Rd

Crowes Road Cable Install

Cable works will continue North of CR-10


Turbine components will be delivered to site over the next week


June 25th 2018

Maypul Layn Cable Install
Trenching and Directional drilling will continue over the next week.
Royal Road Cable Install
Trenching will continue West of Maypul Layn expected to be completed by the end of this week. Trenching and directional drilling will continue East of Maypul Layn heading East over the next 2 weeks.
Bond Road Cable Install
Trenching and Directional Drilling will continue East of Maypul Layn heading East over the next week

Turbine components will be delivered to site over the next 3 weeks


June 14th, 2018
 Over the next four weeks, deliver of turbine components will begin. Loads will arrive separately over a few weeks to minimize traffic impact. The largest loads will be escorted by smaller pilot vehicles. Staging areas are expected to be kept on private lands. For periodic project activity updates, please visit the windfarm website at www.whitepineswindfarm.ca


June 11th 2018

Maypul Layn Cable Install

Trenching and Directional drilling will continue over the next 3 weeks.

Royal Road Cable Install

Directional drilling will continue West of Maypul Layn expected to be completed by the end of this week. Trenching and directional drilling will continue East of Maypul Layn heading East over the next 3 weeks.

Bond Road Cable Install

Trenching and Directional Drilling will continue East of Maypul Layn heading East over the next 2 weeks

Turbine components will be delivered to site over the next 4 weeks


June 1st 2018

Royal Road Transformer Station

There will be approximately 10 loads of concrete delivered to the transformer station site off Royal Road between Monday June 4 and Tuesday June 5.


June 1st 2018- CLC Meeting Minutes (Click to Open)


June 1st 2018- Information Regarding CLC First Meeting (Click to Open)


May 28th 2018- Anticipated 2 week construction outlook with road or public right of way impacts

Maypul Layn Cable Install

Directional drilling will continue with trenching starting around June 4.
Royal Road cable Install

Trenching will continue West of Maypul Layn expected to be completed early June. Trenching will begin East of Maypul Layn heading East over the next 3 weeks.
Bond Road Cable Install

Trenching will continue East of Maypul Layn heading East over the next 2 weeks. Directional Drilling will begin around June 1st.


May 22nd 2018- Anticipated 2 week construction outlook with road or public right of way impacts
Concreting at Turbine Sites

The final turbine foundation was poured on May 15, 2018

Maypul Layn Cable Install

Directional drilling will continue with trenching starting around June 1.

Royal Road cable Install

Trenching will continue West of Maypul Layn expected to be completed early June
Bond Road Cable Install

Trenching will begin East of Maypul Layn heading East over the next 2 weeks


May 15th, 2018 Anticipated 2 week construction outlook with road or public right of way impacts

Concreting at Turbine Sites: The final turbine foundation will be poured on May 15, 2018

Maypul Layn Cable Install: Directional drilling will continue with trenching starting around June 1.

Royal Road cable Install:Trenching will continue West of Maypul Layn

Bond Road Cable Install:Trenching will begin East of Maypul Layn heading East over the next 2 weeks

May 15, 2018 -- .wpd Canada is holding a meeting of the Community Liaison Committee (CLC) for its White Pines Wind Project in the southern region of Prince Edward County. Committee members will be updated on the project’s status as it progresses through construction. Members of the public are welcome to attend and observe the meeting.


Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Wellington District Community Centre, Rotary Room

111 Belleville Street, Wellington, ON


The purpose of the CLC is to:


(1) act as a liaison facilitating two way communications between the Company and members of the public with respect to issues relating to the construction, installation, use, operation, maintenance and retirement of the Facility;


(2) provide a forum for the Company to provide regular updates on, and to discuss issues or concerns relating to, the construction, installation, use, operation, maintenance and retirement of the Facility with members of the public; and


(3) ensure that any issues or concerns resulting from the construction, installation, use, operation, maintenance and retirement of the Facility are discussed and communicated to the Company.


If you are interested in becoming a member of the CLC for the project, please submit an application form. Copies can be downloaded

from the project website (http://tinyurl.com/WhitePinesWindCLC ), or by contacting wpd directly.

Contact info: Jonathan Clifford

wpd Canada, 2233 Argentia Road, Suite 102, Mississauga, ON L5N 2X7

Phone: 905-813-8400, ext. 121 Fax: 905-813-7487

E-mail: [email protected] (Include White Pines CLC in subject line)

December 20, 2017  --  Construction activity will continue throughout the winter, weather permitting.  We’re on track to construct the turbine foundations by spring, with construction of the turbines following that.  We still anticipate being fully operational in the fall 2018.
October 23, 2017 -- Activity continues at the project site.  Our plan is to construct the turbine bases between now and next spring, with turbine erection sometime after that.  We're aiming to be fully operational by fall 2018.  The turbine towers and blades will be built in Ontario, as well as the padmount transformers (used to increase the voltage in order to reduce line loss, and sits inside the turbine tower).  In addition, virtually 100% of the development and construction labour will be from Ontario residents.
September 25, 2017 --  A relatively small portion of the site contains Blanding’s Turtle habitat, and the MOECC has asked us to temporarily avoid construction in those areas until we clarify the conditions we are working under.  The majority of the site does not contain such habitat, and construction continues. 
September 13, 2017 -- Over the next couple of weeks, residents can expect to see mobilization of equipment to the project site, and potential clearing activities and some internal access road construction (on private land).
April 26, 2016 - The Environmental Review Tribunal provided a decision regarding APPEC’s request for a stay of activity. The panel upheld the motion for specific project locations; however, wpd is able to proceed with vegetation clearing and other activities on the remaining project lands.
April 20, 2016 - Still awaiting the ERT decision regarding APPEC's motion to stay clearing activities.
April 11, 2016A temporary stay of work has been issued.  A Blanding’s Turtle was spotted along County Road 13, and this was presented to the ERT as evidence that the turtles have come out of hibernation early.  The panel had very limited time on Friday to consider the evidence brought forward by all sides, but has indicated they want to further consider this information and deal with the matter fairly quickly.  In the interim, they have told us to stop the clearing activity taking place on private property.  wpd accepts that it has a responsibility to ensure that Blanding’s Turtles are protected;  in fact, the REA contains conditions to mitigate harm to the Blanding’s Turtle when they emerge from hibernation.  The condition calls for wpd to have an expert onsite after May 1st, when the turtles normally come out of hibernation, however we have already implemented that condition.
April 5, 2016 --  Brush clearing began this week at various locations across the project site, and will continue for the next few weeks.