Conestogo Wind LP, an affiliate of NextEra Energy Canada ULC, has completed construction and brought into service its 22.9MW Conestogo Wind Energy Centre.
The project, located in Wellington County, Ontario, is comprised of 10 Siemens wind turbines and is capable of generating enough power for approximately 5,700 homes in an average year. All of the power from the project is being sold to the Ontario Power Authority under the Feed-In-Tariff program. Conestogo Wind LP, an indirect subsidiary of NextEra Energy Canada, owns and operates the project.
"We are pleased to have completed our first wind project in Ontario," says Mike O'Sullivan, NextEra Energy Resources senior vice president of development. "In addition to generating clean, emission-free energy, this project will have a positive impact on the local economy through the jobs created, taxes paid, lease payments to landowners, and goods and services sourced throughout the region."
The Conestogo Wind Energy Centre is the first of eight wind projects NextEra Energy Canada plans to bring into service by the end of 2015 in Ontario. Combined, NextEra Energy Canada's eight Ontario wind projects represent a capital investment in the province of approximately $1.5 billion.