NextEra Energy Canada has announced commercial operation of the 149 MW Jericho Wind Energy Centre in Ontario.
NextEra says more than C$6.3 million was invested in local businesses throughout the construction of the project, which began in May. The project features 92 GE wind turbines and has a feed-in tariff contract with the Ontario Power Authority.
"This project is significant not only because of the emissions-free electricity it provides to Ontario, but also because of the investment in the local economies of both Lambton and Middlesex counties," says Ben Greenhouse, director of development for NextEra Energy Canada. "We have appreciated the support and engagement of local businesses, landowners, municipal staff, and other community stakeholders over the past year during the construction phase of the project. We look forward to continued engagement and partnership with the community as we head into the operations phase."