Energy Companies Team Up to Target Manitoba Wind Development

Enbridge Inc. and Sequoia Energy Inc. announced plans to partner to develop wind energy in Manitoba. The companies will participate in the 1,000 megawatts (MW) of wind energy development that the Manitoba Government would like to see built in the next few years.

The partnership will enable the companies to combine resources in areas across Manitoba to develop more significant projects, and maximize the community, industrial and economic benefits for all involved. “This 50-50 partnership makes us both stronger in our mutual goal to be the lead developer of wind energy in this province,” said Bob Spensley, Sequoia President. The Government of Manitoba has indicated its interest in developing the wind power industry in Manitoba, and its objective is to maximize the benefits to Manitoba through the development of up to 1,000 MW of wind-generated electricity. In order to further this objective, the government has requested Expressions of Interest from parties developing wind power in the province. Enbridge and Sequoia plan to submit their proposal this week. Enbridge and Sequoia have developed a series of wind power projects to an advanced permitting stage in Manitoba. Jointly the companies have more than 250 land agreements with Manitoba landowners in several geographically dispersed rural municipalities that cover more than 140,000 acres of land. Enbridge and Sequoia have installed 19 meteorological towers measuring wind and have advanced several transmission interconnection studies with Manitoba Hydro.
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