EverWind Fuels has completed the installation of meteorological and wind data collection equipment on the first of its six MET towers planned for 2023. Upon completion of the project, EverWind will have the largest number of MET towers of any green energy project in Newfoundland and Labrador.
EverWind’s inaugural MET tower on the Burin Peninsula is located at the 27 MW St. Lawrence Wind Farm, outside the Town of St. Lawrence. EverWind has partnered with Elemental Energy, owner of the St. Lawrence Wind Farm, to secure access to the project’s historical wind resource and site performance data dating back to 2007. This data demonstrates the potential of the wind resource on the peninsula. Together, with ongoing data from the newly installed meteorological data collection equipment, EverWind will have the most credible wind resource data in the province.
“The commencement of wind resource data collection is a critical milestone in the development of a project and is a big step for EverWind on the Burin Peninsula,” explains Peter Clibbon, vice president of development with RES, one of the world’s largest renewable energy developers supporting EverWind on its wind farm developments. “With support from our experienced team of local Newfoundland and Labrador partners and contractors, we are on track to deliver the remaining five towers on time and on budget.”
Communities on the Burin Peninsula have expressed support for EverWind’s proposed project and this latest development.
“We are encouraged that EverWind continues to advance this project,” says Kevin Pittman, St. Lawrence mayor and member of the Burin Peninsula Energy Board. “We are also proud that some of the critical data that will be used to bring this project to life is being collected here in St. Lawrence. This is good news for St. Lawrence and the entire Burin Peninsula.”