Canada Invests in Ontario Wind Market

At the official opening of the Harrow Wind Farm in Ontario, Canada this week, Jeff Watson, Member of Parliament for Essex announced an investment in the project of CAN $11.2 million over ten years through the ecoENERGY for Renewable Power program.

The Harrow Wind Farm consists of 24 wind turbines with a total generating capacity of 39.6 megawatts (MW). Electricity generated by the Harrow Wind Farm will be sold to the Ontario Power Authority and used by homeowners in Ontario.

“Our support for the Harrow Wind Farm project demonstrates the Government of Canada’s commitment to increasing the supply of clean, renewable energy to Canadians,” Watson said. “This project is an excellent example of a clean energy technology creating high-quality jobs and a sustainable energy source for Ontario’s future.”

The $1.5-billion ecoENERGY for Renewable Power program provides a one cent per kilowatt-hour incentive, with the goal of increasing Canada’s renewable electricity capacity by more than 4,000 MW.

Canada’s Economic Action Plan builds on this investment with an additional $2.4 billion to support the development and deployment of cleaner energy technologies and supporting infrastructure, including the Clean Energy Fund and the Green Infrastructure Fund.

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