RES Canada completes Greenwich Wind Energy Project
By Design Engineering StaffGeneral alternative energy Energy wind farm
99MW, $275 Million wind turbine farm expected to produce power for 33,000 households.
Calgary, Alberta and Montreal — Renewable Energy Systems Canada Inc. (RES Canada), announced the completion of the Greenwich Wind Energy Project on the northern shore of Lake Superior, in Ontario.
The 99-megawatt (MW) project is a limited partnership that is jointly owned by Enbridge and RES Canada, and in which Enbridge has a majority interest. RES Canada developed the project and then constructed the project under contract to the partnership. RES Canada and Enbridge have invested a combined $275 million into this project.
The Greenwich Wind Energy Project marks RES Canada’s second Canadian wind energy project to be both developed and constructed by the company. RES Canada’s first project, the 99MW Talbot windfarm, was completed in December 2010. Enbridge has a majority interest in that project as well.
According to the company, the Greenwich Wind Energy Project is expected to produce enough power for approximately 33,000 households. It comprises 43 Siemens SWT-2.3-101MW wind turbines. Siemens will provide operations and maintenance services for the wind turbines under a five-year, fixed-price agreement. The project will deliver energy to the Ontario Power Authority under a Renewable Energy Supply (RES) III 20-year power purchase agreement.