Canadian government funds wind power

ALBERTA - The Canadian government will help fund a new wind-power project in the province of Alberta.

Gary Lunn, minister of natural resources, announced the Chin Chute Wind Power Project will receive up to $9.2 million in funding over 10 years under the ecoENERGY for Renewable Power initiative.

"Wind power is a key part of our government's strategy to find a balance between energy production and the protection of our health and the environment," Lunn said.

"Funding for the Chin Chute Wind Power Project sends a clear signal that our government is committed to increasing the supply of clean, renewable energy for Canadians while helping Canada's wind power industry grow."

The project is located southwest of Taber, Alberta, and qualified for the 1 cent per kilowatt-hour incentive under the ecoENERGY for Renewable Power initiative. The wind farm's 20 turbines are capable of generating up to 30 megawatts of clean, renewable power, enough to power nearly 11,000 homes.



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