Bullfrog and Schneider Power Commission Wind Turbines

Schneider Power Inc. and Bullfrog Power, an Ontario-based green electricity retailer, announced the commissioning of two new wind turbines near Spring Bay on Manitoulin Island to meet the rapidly growing demand for renewable energy in Ontario.

The two Enercon E48 800-kilowatt (kW) turbines will produce approximately 3 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of clean, emission-free power annually, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 2,100 tons in the first year. Through the 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) between Schneider Power and Bullfrog, all of the power produced by the new turbines will be supplied to the Ontario grid on behalf of Bullfrog’s customers. “Bullfrog Power is building the market conditions necessary to enable renewable power generators like Schneider Power to build and commission new wind power projects,” said Thomas Schneider, CEO, Schneider Power Inc. “The commissioning of these new turbines represents another milestone in our ongoing effort to increase the role that clean renewable power plays in Ontario’s energy mix,” said Tom Heintzman, President, Bullfrog Power. “This new development is the second major new wind project in less than one year to come online in Ontario to meet Bullfrog customer demand.” The accelerating demand for Bullfrog Power has spurred the development of new renewable generation projects in Ontario including an expansion of the Sky Generation wind farm in the fall of 2006, and the recent Schneider Power installation. Bullfrog Power sources power exclusively from low-impact hydro and wind generators, such as Schneider Power, that meet or exceed the federal government’s Environmental Choice Program EcoLogo standard for renewable electricity.

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