Canadian power company Enbridge Inc. officially opened the 115 turbine Enbridge Ontario Wind Power project in the Kincardine, Ontario area. The project is capable of producing up to 190 MW of energy.
George Smitherman, Ontario's deputy premier and minister of energy and infrastructure, helped mark the occasion by switching on one of the 115 Vestas V82 turbines that are located on the 20,000-hectare project site. Each turbine is 80 meters high and includes a three-blade rotor that is 82 meters in diameter.
‘Today, at more than 950 MW online, Ontario leads the rest of Canada in wind power capacity,’ says Smitherman. ‘With the added impetus of the province's proposed Green Energy Act, the McGuinty government will continue to transform Ontario's electricity generation system into one of the cleanest, greenest energy supply mixes in the world.’
Enbridge began construction in July 2007, and the wind farm began supplying green energy to the province's electricity grid in August 2008. The final turbine came online in February.
SOURCE: Enbridge Inc.