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City Expert Reviewing Wind Park to Provide Update

October 1, 2010 – Dillon Consulting Limited, an Engineering Firm whose extensive experience includes renewable energy projects, will provide an update to Committee of the Whole on Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, regarding the process and status of its review of the proposed Big Thunder Wind Farm development project on City lands.

On Sept. 20, City Council directed Administration to engage an external expert to review information requested on the project, particularly with respect to financial data on each turbine and view sheds that illustrate their locations, and report back on Oct. 4, 2010.

“This is a complex matter and important to the community,” said Tim Commisso, City Manager. “The City has engaged a leading expert to assist us in being both thorough and timely in reviewing the proposed project.

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Contact: Tim Commisso, City Manager, 625-2224
              Mark Smith, General Manager – Development Services, 625-2544