Trillium wins another day in court

The Ontario Court of Appeal has overturned a ruling that threw out Trillium Power’s lawsuit seeking C$2.25bn ($2.15bn) in damages from the provincial government for its February 2011 decision to freeze offshore wind development in the Great Lakes.

A lower court in October 2012 ruled in favor of the government’s motion to dismiss the suit in which Trillium alleges “misfeasance in public office” by the ministries named in the action.

Among the offshore projects canceled and confiscated by the government was Trillium’s proposed TPW 1 wind farm that would have been located 17km to 28km from shore in Lake Ontario. The 420MW to 600MW project did not have a feed-in tariff contract. Trillium says it also had several other projects in the planning stages.

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