NORFOLK, ONT. —Boralex Inc. has announced completion of construction and the commencement of commercial operation of its $37-million Port Ryerse wind farm in Ontario’s Norfolk County.
The launch of operations was effective Dec. 9. The wind farm is located on privately owned lands east of the hamlet of Port Ryerse in Norfolk.
The project includes four turbines with an installed capacity of 10 megawatts and is endowed with a 20-year power purchase agreement with Ontario's Independent Electricity System Operator.
"After the recent acquisition and commissioning of a 230-megawatt wind farm project in Ontario, the Port Ryerse wind farm is another great achievement that strengthens our position on the Ontario market, bringing us closer to our goal to reach 2,000 megawatts by 2020," said Patrick Lemaire, president and CEO of Boralex, in a media statement.
Boralex said the project construction created about 50 jobs. The wind farm will supply electricity to nearly 2,000 people every year during its operation period while avoiding 12,200 tonnes of CO² emissions.
Boralex develops, builds and operates renewable energy power facilities in Canada, France and the United States. Based in Kingsey Falls, Que., the firm is France's largest independent producer of onshore wind power.
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