Enbridge has opened the 115-turbine Enbridge Ontario Wind Power project in the Kincardine area in the Canadian province of Ontario, which is capable of producing up to 190MW of renewable power
Enbridge began construction in July 2007, and the wind farm began supplying green energy to the province’s electricity grid in August 2008. The final turbine came on line in mid-February 2009.
When operating at peak capacity, the 115 turbines can provide enough electricity to power between 50,000 and 60,000 homes.
Jim Schultz, senior vice president at new ventures at Enbridge, said: “The Kincardine community and the province of Ontario are leading the way in their support of wind and emerging clean energy technologies and Enbridge is pleased to contribute to advancing our shared goals through our own green and renewable investment program.
“Wind power projects like our wind farm in Kincardine further position Enbridge to become a significant player in developing one of the fastest growing sectors of electricity generation in North America.”