Friday, February 4, 2011

138 MW Manitoba wind farm comes online

The first group of WTGs in the Canadian province of Manitoba's $345 million, 138 MW St. Joseph wind farm have commenced feeding power to the grid.

"Together we are creating a local energy source that will benefit the St. Joseph area and its residents including the generation of millions of dollars of municipal revenues over the life of the project," states Mike Garland, CEO of Pattern Energy, owner of the project.

The total investment required for the St. Joseph wind farm is projected to $345 million CAD. Pattern Energy will also pay $38 million CAD in total to the landowners in the rural municipalities of Rhineland and Montcalm. The wind farm occupies agricultural land of 125 square kilometers owned by private parties in the two municipalities.

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