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Canadian Hydro Developers Inc.'s Wolfe Island Wind Project began commissioning the first of its 86 wind turbines. The $475 million facility will double Canadian Hydro's operations. The project is on target to begin commercial operations by the end of June, and some of the wind turbines have started turning and generating electricity.

"Our staff and contractors did an incredible job getting all the wind turbines erected by mid-April," said Geoff Carnegie, Development Manager of Canadian Hydro's wind division.

"All the required infrastructure and testing have been approved by the Independent Electricity System Operator, Electrical Safety Authority and Hydro One Networks Inc. to make the energization of the Wolfe Island Transformer Station possible last week," says Geoff Carnegie, development manager of Canadian Hydro's wind division.

Carnegie explained that the first three electrical circuits, representing 43 of the 86 wind turbines, are ready for integration into the provincial electrical system and are expected to be fully commissioned, generating electricity to the grid this month, with the remaining three circuits to follow throughout May and June. Once completed, the project is expected to produce 197.8 MW of power.

SOURCE: Canadian Hydro Developers Inc.



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