They’re coming.

Miniature wind turbines will eventually become part of the urban landscape and should be allowed in a residential Ottawa area under strict conditions, an Ontario Municipal Board hearing was told Thursday.


Moon said turbines will eventually be as common a sight as utility poles in Ontario but there has to be a first one in a residential neighbourhood.

One of the biggest hurdles facing renewable energy projects in Eastern Ontario has been resistance from neighbouring property owners.

Zuidema reserved her decision in the case, noting “This is an important issue.”