in News Departments > Projects & Contracts
print the content item

Canadian Hydro Developers Inc.'s 197.8 MW Wolfe Island EcoPower Centre has achieved commercial operation. The second-largest wind facility of its kind in Canada, the Wolfe Island EcoPower Centre was completed on schedule, with a total anticipated capital cost of approximately C$478 million.

"We're proud of our proven track record of identifying good renewable energy prospects, working with community stakeholders and building sustainable operations that will serve Ontarians for generations," says Kent Brown, executive vice president and chief financial officer for Canadian Hydro. "Together, the Wolfe Island and Melancthon EcoPower Centres double the size of Canadian Hydro - a milestone we're exceptionally proud of."

The Wolfe Island EcoPower Centre, located near Kingston, Ontario, is expected to generate approximately 594 GWh of renewable energy annually. Wolfe Island has a 20-year renewable energy supply contract with the Ontario Power Authority for the purchase of electricity and renewable energy certificates.

In addition, the facility will also receive C$10 per MWh for 10 years under the federal ecoENERGY for Renewable Power program. Wolfe Island's commercial operation officially pushes Ontario past the 1,000 MW installed threshold of new renewable energy brought online since October 2003. Approximately 40% of this generation is provided by Canadian Hydro.

SOURCE: Canadian Hydro Developers Inc.


Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Senate Passes Tax Extenders Bill With Wind PTC Extension

The legislation, which passed in the U.S. House earlier this month, will renew the critical production tax credit through the end of 2014 - giving developers only about two weeks left to start construction.


Transmission Study Shows Nebraska Could Handle A Lot More Wind Power

A new report released by the Nebraska Power Review Board finds that the state already has enough infrastructure to accommodate at least 2 GW of additional wind generation.


Can Wind Energy And Birds Coexist? Environmental Group Says Yes

The Environmental Defense Fund, a supporter of responsible wind energy development, points out ways to help mitigate impacts of turbines on birds and bats.


Another Study Finds Wind Turbines Do Not Affect Nearby Property Values

Research conducted by the University of Guelph focused on regions in Ontario, and the conclusion echoes that of previous studies.


Too Little, Too Late? U.S. House Approves Wind PTC Extension

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a tax extenders package that would renew the wind production tax credit (PTC) and about 50 other expired tax breaks through 2014. The wind industry argues the short-term fix is virtually no fix at all.

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015