Study to examine if turbines interfere with bats, birds
Wind turbines are seen near a home in Melancthon Township, Ont., on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (Colin Perkel / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Studies to begin in May will examine claims that giant wind turbines near Lake Huron are interfering with flight paths of bats and birds.
Suncor's Jason Vaillant says a bird and bat monitoring program at the company's Cedar Point Wind Energy Centre will last for six months.
He says the monitoring will take place at a minimum of 14 turbines selected in consultation with the Ministry of Natural Resources and data will be used to track mortality rates.
Suncor will also replant a woodland damaged during construction of the project when warmer weather arrives in the spring.