Erie Shores Wind Farm Starts Commissioning Turbines

The energization of the Clean Power Income Fund’s Erie Shores Wind Farm in southern Ontario was successfully accomplished on the afternoon of March 6, 2006, marking the initial stage of the commissioning process to begin electricity production and sales.

With power flowing from the Hydro One grid to energize the new wind power project, Erie Shores can now test completed wind turbines and start selling clean power via the Independent Electricity System Operator to Ontario customers. Clean Power began construction of the 99 MW wind power project in July 2005. To date, 27 of the project’s GE SLE 1.5MW turbines have been erected — 40 percent of the total of 66 wind turbines that will make up the Erie Shores Wind Farm. All equipment has been delivered and is stored on site, ready for the ongoing installations. With the addition of the 99 MW Erie Shores Wind Farm now under construction, Clean Power Income Fund is invested in 44 power-generating facilities located in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia and 10 U.S. states with a total capacity of 450 MW. Four environmentally preferred technologies — hydro, wind power, biomass and landfill gas recovery — delivered approximately 1.6 million MWh of electricity in 2004, almost exclusively under long-term sales contracts, at minimal to zero fuel cost. Clean Power is also engaged in North American sales of Renewable Energy Credits and is the first income fund to be certified under the Government of Canada’s Environmental ChoiceM Program. The Fund is responsible for offsetting greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 6,000,000 tons (CO2 equivalent) per year.
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