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




Ownership Interest

Grand Valley I & II To 2032 20 75%
St. Columban1 20 years from COD 33 90%

1. Under development

Grand Valley I and II

The 20 MW Grand Valley I and II wind farm is located in East Luther-Grand Valley and consists of nine wind turbine generators.

Grand Valley I and II is Veresen’s first renewable wind project in operation, and our next wind projects, St. Columban I and II and Grand Valley III, are in the approval process.

St. Columban Wind Project

St. Columban Energy LP is proposing to develop, construct, and operate the 15 turbine St. Columban Wind Project in the Municipality of Huron East, Huron County, Ontario.

Grand Valley III Wind Project

We are proposing to develop, construct, operate and decommission the approximately 40 megawatt (MW) Grand Valley Wind Farms — Phase III Wind Project in the Town of Grand Valley and Township of Amaranth, Dufferin County.

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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