Manitoba Conservation

Manitoba Conservation

The first group of turbines at the province’s largest wind farm was set in motion today by Premier Greg Selinger, sparking electricity production near St. Joseph. “It’s a thrill to start up the first of the turbines at this 138-megawatt wind farm and get the project up and running,” said Selinger. “As one of the largest wind farms in Canada, this project builds on Manitoba’s position as a leader in renewable energy development, complementing our existing hydroelectricity supply, geothermal activities, biofuel production and aggressive energy-conservation programming.” Manitoba Hydro and Pattern Energy negotiated a 27-year power purchase agreement to make the project possible. Work continues on the balance of turbines and they are expected to be fully operational in the next month or two.

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