GE says that its 2.5-100 wind turbine technology is now powering Suncor Energy's Kent Breeze Wind Project, a 20 MW wind farm located west of Thamesville, Ontario.
According to GE, the project is the first wind power facility to receive a renewable energy approval under the province's Green Energy Act. The Kent Breeze project also is under a two-year operations and maintenance contract with GE.
‘We have worked closely with Suncor to meet all of the requirements for the Kent Breeze project,’ says Simon Olivier, general manager of sales for GE's renewable energy business in Canada. "Kent Breeze provided an opportunity for us to install our first 2.5 machines in Canada and apply our technology and experience to help developers like Suncor harness Canada's great wind potential and move the country closer to its cleaner energy goals."