Jericho Wind Inc. has received another key approval for its 92 wind turbine project in Lambton and Middlesex Counties. The Ontario Energy Board approved construction of a collection substation and transmission line.

15.7 km of 115 kilovolt line and associated facilities will connect the Jericho Wind Energy Centre to the Bornish Customer Switching station for delivery to the power grid.

Lambton County had requested the board delay its decision on the location of transmission lines and related infrastructure within public road allowances, to allow for public input and debate. That request has been denied.

Last month, the Environment Ministry approved the 150 megawatt wind energy project.

Nextera officials expected construction in Lambton Shores, Warwick and Middlesex County would begin this spring.