RES Canada wraps up 99 MW wind farm project in Ontario
Nov 10, 2011 - RES Canada, the local unit of Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc (RES Americas), today said it had finished the construction of the 99 MW Greenwich Wind Energy project in the province of Ontario.
REC Canada and Canadian utility Enbridge Inc (TSE:ENB) have formed a jointly-owned limited partnership to own and operate the project, with Enbridge being the controlling shareholder. RES Canada has developed and constructed the project under a fixed price turnkey engineering procurement and construction (EPC) contract with the partnership.
The wind farm's total cost is CAD 275 million (USD 268.9m/EUR 197.8m). It includes 43 Siemens 2.3 MW wind turbines and is seen to generate energy enough to supply 33,000 households a year.
The Ontario Power Authority will buy the wind farm's energy under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA).
According to RES Canada, the project yielded CAD 50 million in revenue for regional businesses and created 200 construction jobs.