Acciona Energy has a signed 25-year power purchase agreement with New Brunswick Power for the Lameque Wind Power Project.
The 45 MW wind farm, initiated by La Cooperative d'Energie Renouvelable de Lameque, is expected to be commissioned in early 2011 and is Acciona's fourth wind farm in Canada.
Acciona Energy will invest approximately C$115 million in the Lameque project, which will consist of 30 1.5 MW Acciona Windpower wind turbines located over 3,100 acres in New Brunswick.
Sixty-eight landowners have signed lease agreements to participate in the development. Construction of the Lameque Wind Power Project is expected to bring jobs and stimulate economic growth in the region, according to the company.
Final preparation for construction is currently underway, with the initial groundbreaking expected to take place this month.
SOURCE: Acciona Energy