Eastern kings community association
conservation through collaboration
Wind Turbines - Status
As of July 15, 2022
In October 2020 Eastern Kings council denied P.E.I. Energy Corporation’s proposal to build 7 massive wind turbines in Eastern Kings. They voted 3 – 1 to protect an ecological treasure by not permitting 600-foot turbines.
PEI Energy's first response to the denial was to insult council and the Eastern Kings community by stating that the Eastern Kings council lacked the expertise to make the decision it did.
"They are a small council, a community of 700 people, so it's understandable they wouldn't know how to deal with an application like this." (PEI Energy Corporation)
This in spite of the hundreds of hours council spent researching and assessing the proposal before voting.
PEI Energy Corporation’s second response was to argue for the Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission to overturn that decision. The appeal was made in April 2021 and IRAC has yet to decide. The Eastern Kings Community Association ensured our community was represented at the appeal. Further updates to come.