RES Canada and OPA announce wind projects

MONTREAL, QUEBEC - Renewable Energy Systems Canada (RES Canada), an affiliate of RES Americas, both leaders in the development and construction of wind power projects, and the Ontario Power Authority (OPA), announced development and construction of the Talbot and Greenwich Wind Farms.

Together these projects will produce enough clean electricity to power approximately 52,000 average Canadian homes, generate roughly 600 construction jobs and 16 operations jobs, provide more than $350,000 a year in local taxes and invest locally more than $85 million in capital expenditure and $13 million yearly in operating expenses.

The Talbot Wind Farm

· $250 million project, to be constructed in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent.

· It will produce 99 MW of clean wind energy, enough electricity to power 26,000 average Canadian homes.

· The project will create an estimated 300 construction jobs and 8 direct operation jobs.

· Talbot Wind Farm will generate revenue for businesses in the region, spending up to $50 million in capital expenditure and more than $7 million a year in operating expenditures. Landowner payments will put over $1 million per year in the hands of local Ontario farmers.

· The Municipality will also benefit, receiving around $278,000 in tax payments each year.

The Greenwich Wind Farm

· The $250 million project will be located in the Municipality of Dorion and the Unorganized Territory of Spruce Current.

· It will produce 99 MW of clean wind energy, enough electricity to power 26,000 average Canadian homes.

· Construction will generate approximately 300 jobs and 8 direct operations jobs once construction is completed.

· $75,000 in municipal tax payments each year will be generated from the project, half going to Municipality of Dorion and half to the provincial treasury.

· RES will spend up to $25 million in capital expenditure in the region, including materials and labour, with more than $6 million in yearly operating expenditures.

“RES Canada is happy to partner with the Ontario Power Authority to bring the benefits of wind energy to the people of Ontario,” said Craig Mataczynski, President of RES Canada. “We are committed to the Ontario Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure’s vision to develop renewable energy for ‘Ontario’s electricity future’.”

For over a decade, Renewable Energy Systems Americas (RES Americas) has developed, constructed, operated and owned wind farms across North Americas. RES is a worldwide success story in the fast-growing renewable energy sector. Active since 2003, RES Canada brings this expertise and competitive approach to the Canadian wind industry.


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