Ontario First Nations sign on for 100 MW wind farm development

The Aamjiwnaang and Bkejwanong First Nations jointly entered into a 50/50 partnership with Northland Power Inc. to develop the 100 MW Grand Bend Wind Farm Project, located near Grand Bend, Ontario.

Bkejwanong First Nation, also known as Walpole Island, is located near Wallaceburg, on the border between Ontario and Michigan.

The Grand Bend Wind Farm will include up to 48 2.3 MW Siemens wind turbines. The Ontario Power Authority has awarded the wind energy project a 20-year contract under Ontario’s Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) for renewable energy.

Northland Power is an independent power producer founded in 1987, and publicly traded since 1997.

The company owns or has a net economic interest in 1,005 MW of operating generating capacity, with an additional 380 MW of generating capacity currently in construction, and another 220 MW of wind, solar and run-of-river hydro projects with awarded power contracts. Northland’s cash flows are diversified over five geographically separate regions and regulatory jurisdictions in Canada, Germany and the U.S.

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