This site contains the project areas and turbine layouts in southern Ontario, along with important conservation areas and transmission lines. When you click below a new window will open and you will see two maps. They are both based on Google Maps, so you can zoom in and pan around with your mouse. The left-hand map shows the project areas, which are either based on where the turbines are or on the project study area. When you move the mouse over them their names will appear above the map.
Noticed July 6, 2015: Firefox (as of 39.0) acts really wonky with Google Maps, at least on my site. The "mouseover" is displaced, but the mouse "click" still is ok. IE and Chrome seem to be working just fine. I'll update when and if FF fixes it. UPDATE, July 29, 2015: It seems that the source of the problem was a mismatch between Google Maps and Firefox, created when Firefox went to release 39.0. Apparently Google fixed their end of the mismatch, so now all is well.
When you click in a particular area the individual turbines for that project will be presented in the right-hand map for many of the projects - if you get a "not available" message I probably haven't located the individual turbines yet, or turbines aren't involved. Each red circle is one turbine, and the circles have a radius of 550 metres, the Ontario noise setback. If the circles just meet the turbines are within 1100 metres of each other, and if they overlap they are closer than that. Recall that downwind turbulence is a major sapper of turbine efficiency - to avoid it turbines should be at least 1000 metres apart, preferably 1500 (15 times typical rotor diameter). The smaller yellow circles have a radius of 10 metres.
These maps are not authoritative. For reasons that should be obvious Ontario is unwilling to publish this information so I took it upon myself to do so, using the best information I have. March, 2015: The TVO documentary "Big Wind" had a map that apparently omitted a number of projects. Perhaps their criteria for what constitutes a "project" was different from mine. My main criteria is that some information about each project shown was published in some public forum/media. Since wind developers keep their projects secret as long as possible, no doubt there are more projects being pursued than I am showing here.
The Project Status shown on the right-hand map refers not to the status of the project itself, but rather to the status of the picture I'm presenting. There are 5 categories, in increasing accuracy:
For the GA and PA maps, I've sometimes spread an appropriate number of turbines evenly through the project area. This gives you a sense of their density. It does NOT show where the turbines will be placed. Unfortunately I have inadvertently caused some grief for people trying to sell their property in an area where my turbine/project placement caused the buyer to reconsider. So now I don't arbitrarily place turbines. Please contact me if my maps are in error, or the status has changed, or if a particular arbitrary placement is causing a problem.
When you click on additional project areas their turbines will be added to the right-hand map. If you click on a project more than once it will be added again, enhancing the colours. If you want to clear the right-hand map, refresh the entire screen.
I'll be working on improving the presentation as well as adding projects as I get the time. If you have requests, either for new/better functions, or something that doesn't work, or adding/correcting the project information please send me an email and let me know. Thanks for looking.