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Wind

Veresen has three wind facilities in operation in Ontario. These facilities were awarded contracts as part of the Ontario Power Authority’s Renewable Energy Standard Offer Program and Feed-in Tariff (“FIT”) initiatives.

Facility

PPA

MW

Ownership Interest

Grand Valley 1 & 2 To 2032 20 75%
St. Columban To 2035 33 90%
Grand Valley 3 To 2035 40 50%

Grand Valley 1 & 2

The 20 MW Grand Valley 1 & 2 wind farm is located in the Town of Grand Valley and consists of nine wind turbine generators.

St. Columban

St. Columban is located in the municipality of Huron East, Huron County, Ontario, and consists of 15 wind turbine generators.

Grand Valley 3

Grand Valley 3 is located in the Town of Grand Valley and Township of Amaranth, Dufferin County and consists of 16 wind turbines.

Project Postings & Notices

How wind generation works

Electricity from wind energy is one of the fastest growing methods of electrical generation in the world. Kinetic energy from moving air is converted into electricity by wind turbines that are mounted in locations where there are favourable weather patterns.

Wind turbines generally consist of large blades mounted on tall towers attached to a horizontal shaft. As the wind blows, these blades cause the shaft to turn. The shaft is attached to a generator located inside the head, or “nacelle” of the turbine, which generates electricity. Cables carry this electrical current to transmission lines that then carry it to homes and businesses. Modern turbines rotate quite slowly, at an average speed of 18 to 20 revolutions per minute.

With good placement, a modern wind turbine will typically produce electricity 70% of the time. Enhanced technology and design improvements have also played a part in increasing the reliability of wind power allowing turbines to generate electricity in all but the most extreme weather conditions.

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