NRWC wins govt approval for 230-MW wind project in Ontario
Wind farm in Ontario. Author: Chris Lee. License: Creative Commons, Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic
Nov 12, 2014 - Canadian renewable energy firm Niagara Region Wind Corp (NRWC) said today it has received clearance from the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) to build a 230-MW wind farm in Ontario.
The company, which is a partnership between Renewable Energy Business Ltd and Daniels Power Corp, plans to install the facility within the Niagara Region and Haldimand County in the southern part of the province. It received a feed-in tariff (FiT) contract for the project in February 2011 and has since been working to secure the required approvals and enter the construction phase. Now, the firm will seek to conclude project designs, get ready for construction and begin hiring workers to fill in the more than 700 job positions that will be created, it noted.
NRWC plans to locally source about CAD 130 million (USD 115m/EUR 92m) worth of infrastructure for the project. It will set up funds to share revenues with the local community during the plant’s 20-year operating phase.
Once completed, the wind farm will be generating enough electricity for over 75,000 Ontario households.