Wind farm wind­fall

The Glengarry News - - News - BY SCOTT CARMICHAEL News Staff

Though it may be un­pop­u­lar with many res­i­dents, the Na­tion Rise Wind Farm is hav­ing a pos­i­tive im­pact on North Stor­mont’s cof­fers.

Ac­cord­ing to a build­ing depart­ment re­port pre­pared by the mu­nic­i­pal­ity’s Chief Build­ing Of­fi­cial An­dré Brisson for the July 9 reg­u­lar coun­cil meet­ing, the 30-megawatt EDP Re­new­ables Canada project has con­trib­uted $391,666.72 in build­ing per­mit ap­pli­ca­tion in­come so far in 2019 – or 90 per cent of the town­ship’s to­tal per­mit in­come to date.

The com­bined con­struc­tion value of Na­tion Rise’s build­ing per­mits is $43,657,025, or 75 per cent of the $56,436,594 to­tal con­struc­tion value through June of this year. The wind farm project, un­der con­struc­tion west of Crysler, has also ac­counted for 32 of the 99 per­mits is­sued by the North Stor­mont build­ing depart­ment through the first six months of 2019, or ap­prox­i­mately 32 per cent of the year-to-date to­tal.

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