Since earliest times the earth around us has been vital… she powered the mills, fed the stock, watered the crops. Now that the world seeks new ways to work with, not despite, nature… what better place for ideas to begin and flourish than one where the connection to the earth is still strong and all around you?
Dufferin Eco-Energy Park (DEEP)
A major green focus in Dufferin County is DEEP, Dufferin Eco-Energy Park. We are working on alternative fuels. Our vision is the create energy from waste (syn-gas and methane), generate hydrogen and harness the wind for electricity. We have a composting facility and anaerobic digester, a pilot plant for hydrogen production, and windmill locations. There are sites in the park ready for related businesses, labs and greenhouses, and we will attract new and innovative technologies.
TRASH TALK: Dufferin County has some high-tech trash plans.
Are they forward-thinking or foolhardy?
While landfill raised concerns about what was seeping into our ground and water, gasification raises concerns about what is seeping into our air. Read more about the Dufferin Eco-Energy Park >
The Melancthon II Wind Plant is a 132 MW wind plant surrounding the Melancthon I Wind Plant with approximately 32 MW in Amaranth Township and 100 MW in Melancthon Township, Dufferin County. This phase of the project will utilize 88 wind turbines. Each turbine has a rated capacity of 1,500 kilowatts.
The Melancthon facility provides enough renewable energy to supply more than 70,000 average households annually, generating 545,000 megawatt hours each year.