Wind Power Project in Ontario opened

Enbridge began construction in July of 2007 and the wind farm began supplying energy to the province's electricity grid in August 2008. The final turbine came online 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.

Minister Smitherman helped mark the occasion held at the electrical substation by switching on one of the 115 Vestas V82 turbines that are located on the 20,000 hectare project site. Each turbine is 80 metres high and includes a three-blade rotor 82 metres in diameter.

"Today at more than 950 megawatts online, Ontario leads the rest of Canada in wind power capacity”, said Minister Smitherman. "With the official opening of the Enbridge Ontario Wind Power facility, the second largest wind farm in Canada, Ontario is well on its way to meeting its targets for renewable energy”, said Janet Holder, President of Enbridge Gas Distribution.

Including the Enbridge Ontario Wind Power facility, Enbridge has interests in 4 wind farms with a combined capacity of more than 260 MW.

Enbridge Inc., a Canadian company, transports and distributes energy in North America and internationally.

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