Toronto Hydro Energy Services Inc. (TH Energy) has received final approval from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources to build a wind research platform (anemometer) in Lake Ontario, to be located approximately 1.2 km offshore. Weather permitting, construction of the platform will begin this week and is expected to take one month to complete.
The anemometer will provide factual information about the wind resource in this area, measuring wind speed and direction at heights of 5 meters to 150 meters, using a light detection and ranging device.
The research study will be conducted for approximately two years, and the collected wind data, along with other important factors, will help determine whether an offshore wind project is economically viable.
TH Energy will provide updates on a quarterly basis on its Web site, torontohydroenergy.com.