Diavik Wind Farm
The 9.2 MW Diavik Wind Farm is the first large-scale wind energy facility in the Northwest Territories. The project was developed by Diavik Diamond Mines Inc. to help diversify the energy supply at the company's mining operation. The four ENERCON wind turbines are integrated into the mine's existing diesel-powered system and will offset diesel use when the wind is blowing.
The following case study describes the economic benefits of wind energy development in Ontario
Take a look at these case studies to discover the positive
economic contribution wind energy development is making to
communities across the country.
1. North Cape Wind Farm
Located near the town of Tignish, Prince Edward Island (PEI),
the North Cape Wind Farm was developed by the Prince Edward
Island Energy Corporation (PEIEC). It consists of 16 Vestas
wind turbines, each rated at 660 kW, for a total installed
capacity of 10.56 megawatts (MW) – enough to power over
Summerview Wind Farm was developed by Vision Quest in Alberta.
Located near the town of Pincher Creek, it consists of 38
Vestas wind turbines, each rated at 1.8 MW, for a total capacity
of 68.4 MW – enough to power 24,000 homes.
Wind Energy Project
The project consists of 126 GE 1.5 sle wind turbines in a
total area of 100 km2. The townships of Prince, Pennefather
and Dennis, and the City of Sault Ste. Marie host the 126
turbines each rated at 1.5 MW, for a total capacity of 189
The Baie-des-Sables wind farm consists of 73 General Electric
(GE) wind turbines, each rated at 1.5 megawatts (MW), for
a total installed capacity of 109.5 MW — enough to power
more than 21,000 homes in the province.
Issued: January 2004
Description: The following three case studies describe the
economic benefits of wind energy development in Canadian communities.
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