in News Departments > Projects & Contracts
print the content item

EPCOR Utilities Inc. and the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) have mutually agreed to terminate the renewable energy supply agreement for EPCOR's 160 MW Kingsbridge II wind project in the township of Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh in Ontario.

The Kingsbridge II project was selected through a request for proposals process in November 2005. A power purchase agreement (PPA) for output from the project was signed the same month. The PPA required the project to be in service by Oct. 31, 2008.

EPCOR experienced delays obtaining provincial and municipal approvals for the project and uncertainty respecting regulations concerning the project's layout, design and testing. As a result, EPCOR would be unable to meet the contracts conditions as a result of circumstances beyond its control. EPCOR has decided in cooperation with the OPA that it will not proceed with this project as originally planned. EPCOR will not incur any asset write-downs associated with this decision.

"This was a difficult decision," says Paul McMillan, senior vice president of EPCOR. "We've worked closely with the local community and landowners in Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh, and we want to thank those individuals for their support."

EPCOR is considering the future of the Kingsbridge II project and will continue with its Kingsbridge I operations.

SOURCE: EPCOR Utilities Inc.


Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Renewables Make Up Over 50% Of New U.S. Power In First Half Of 2014

According to a recent government report, renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, continue to dominate new electric generating capacity.


Suzlon Facility Lends Key Assist In Developing 'The Wind Technicians Of Tomorrow'

The turbine manufacturer’s Elgin, Ill.-based training facility is the culmination of a program that puts a new twist on a proven method of instruction.


Having Their Say: CanWEA Clarifies True Source Of Canadian Wind Success

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) takes issue with a recent report summary regarding various renewable energy policies in North America.


FWS Issues Landmark Eagle Take Permit: What Does It Mean For Wind Projects?

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's (FWS) recent decision has far-ranging implications for operating wind farms, as well as for those under development.


'Significant' Opportunity Exists Within Wind Energy's O&M Services Market

An increasing number of wind turbines are nearing the end of their warranty period, creating significant revenue-generating opportunities within the wind turbine operations and maintenance (O&M) sector.

Renewable NRG_id1934