Ripley, Ontario [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] The Ripley Wind Power Project, a CAN$176 million (USD$174.1 million) joint venture project between Acciona Energy and Suncor Energy Products Inc. is now generating power and sending electricity to Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator.
The 76 megawatt (MW) facility is the first Ontario wind power project for both companies, and the third wind farm jointly owned by Acciona and Suncor. Operated by Acciona, the wind farm consists of 38 two-MW turbines, two electrical substations and a 27 kilometer transmission line.“Adding clean, affordable and sustainable electricity capacity is a top priority for our government,” said Canadian Minister of Energy Gerry Phillips. “That’s why we have set a goal of doubling Ontario’s renewable energy supply to 15,700 megawatts by 2025. The Ripley wind farm, at 76 megawatts, is an important and welcome addition.”