Wolfe Island EcoPower Centre Officially Opens; Government Announces Investment

NAW Staff, Friday 11 September 2009 - 09:34:22

The Wolfe Island EcoPower Centre in Kingston, Ontario, has officially opened. Construction began on Wolfe Island in summer 2008, and the facility achieved commercial operation in June. The facility has a nameplate capacity of 197.8 MW.

The project will receive an investment of up to $59 million from the Government of Canada over the next 10 years through the ecoENERGY for Renewable Power program.

"By investing in clean energy projects, like the Wolfe Island Wind Project, the Government of Canada is helping to create jobs and stimulate the economy while helping to reduce the cost of clean energy for Ontarians," says Gord Brown, member of Parliament.

The Wolfe Island EcoPower Centre has 86 turbines capable of generating close to 600 GWh hours of electricity a year. The project is owned by Canadian Renewable Energy Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canadian Hydro Developers Inc. The electricity generated is being sold to the Ontario Power Authority.

SOURCES: Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Hydro Developers Inc.





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