Wind energy in Ontario

Brascan Power has selected GE Energy as the turbine supplier for the proposed Prince Wind Farm that could add up to 99MW of wind power capacity to the electricity grid in the province of Ontario, Canada.

The project, which will use 66 of GE’s 1.5MW wind turbine-generators, is expected to enter commercial operation in the second half of 2006. GE will operate and maintain the turbines for five years.

Located in the township of Prince approximately eight kilometers northwest of Sault Ste. Marie, the Prince Wind Farm will be one of the first large-scale wind farms to be built in Ontario.

The estimated annual generation for the Prince Wind Farm is expected to provide enough electricity to serve close to 20,000 Ontario households.

The power will be supplied under a power purchase agreement with the government of Ontario.