NextEra Energy Canada announces completion of Haldimand County wind farm

NextEra Energy Canada announces completion of Haldimand County wind farm 
TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - NextEra Energy Canada, ULC, today announced 
that its subsidiary, Summerhaven Wind, LP, has achieved commercial operation 
at its Summerhaven Wind Energy Centre. The Centre, located in Haldimand 
County, is comprised of 56 turbines and capable of generating up to 
124.4-megawatts of electricity, enough to power approximately 32,000 homes in 
"We are proud to be a part of an initiative that not only contributes to 
Ontario's renewable energy supply, but powers the local economy in Haldimand 
County," said Ben Greenhouse, director of Development for NextEra Energy 
Canada. "We would like to thank all of our community partners for their 
support throughout the development of this project and look forward to 
continuing to create even greater economic opportunities for Haldimand County 
during the life of this clean energy project." 
Development on the Summerhaven Wind Energy Centre began in 2006, and the 
project received a Renewable Energy Approval in March 2012. Throughout the 
ten-month construction phase, more than 300 local workers and 55 Ontario 
businesses contributed to the project through services ranging from materials, 
equipment, utilities, labour, housing, and subcontractors. Throughout the 
process, more than $26 million was invested in local businesses in Haldimand 
"Haldimand County has experienced direct economic benefits resulting from the 
development of wind energy in our community," said Don Boyle, chief 
administrative officer.  "The construction of the Summerhaven Wind Energy 
Centre has created local jobs and added measurably to the local economy." 
Haldimand County will continue to benefit from the operation of the 
Summerhaven Wind Energy Centre in the years to come. A Community Vibrancy Fund 
has been established to support community initiatives and partnerships that 
may not be otherwise financially feasible through the local tax base. Similar 
funding agreements also have been arranged with local First Nations' 
About NextEra Energy Canada, ULC NextEra Energy Canada, ULC is a wholly owned 
indirect subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc., (NYSE: NEE), a leading clean 
energy company with consolidated revenues of approximately $14.3 billion, more 
than 42,000 megawatts of generating capacity, and nearly 15,000 employees in 
24 U.S. states and four Canadian provinces (through its Canadian subsidiaries) 
as of year-end 2012. Headquartered in Juno Beach, Fla., NextEra Energy's 
principal subsidiaries are Florida Power & Light Company, which serves 
approximately 4.6 million customer accounts in Florida and is one of the 
largest rate-regulated electric utilities in the United States, and NextEra 
Energy Resources, LLC, which together with its affiliated entities is the 
largest generator in North America of renewable energy from the wind and sun. 
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