-- Northland Power and Mnidoo Mnising Power's McLean's Mountain
Wind Farm on Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Will be Powered by 24
GE Wind Turbines
-- McLean's Mountain Wind Farm Will Provide 60 Megawatts of Wind
Power to the Ontario Grid
-- GE Will Provide around-the-Clock Innovative Remote Monitoring
and Diagnostics and 10-Year Service Agreement for Operations
TORONTO, Oct. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - GE (NYSE: GE) and McLean's Mountain Wind Limited
Partnership today announced that the McLean's Mountain Wind Farm on Manitoulin
Island, Ontario, will be powered by 24 GE 2.85-103 turbines. Located in Lake
Huron, Manitoulin Island is the largest freshwater island in the world. The
McLean's Mountain Wind Farm will provide 60 megawatts (MW) of power to the
grid. The project is a 50/50 partnership between Northland Power Inc. (TSX:
NPI) and Mnidoo Mnising Power (MMP).
"This wind farm will provide renewable energy to Ontario while respecting the
environment and creating resources to strengthen the United Chiefs and
Councils of Mnidoo Mnising communities. Recognizing the unique topography of
Manitoulin island, we ultimately decided that GE's 2.85-103 model wind
turbines were the best fit to meet the project requirements," said John Brace,
CEO of Northland Power, one of Canada's leading independent power producers.
GE will provide operations and maintenance through a 10-year full service
agreement for the McLean's Mountain Wind Farm. The facility will benefit from
around-the-clock remote monitoring and diagnostics through GE's global wind
monitoring center in Schenectady, N.Y., which also will help maximize wind
turbine operating performance and life.
"GE is pleased to work with Northland Power and its partner Mnidoo Mnising
Power and is committed to supporting the growth of renewable energy in Canada.
As of 2013, we have installed 1.8 gigawatts of wind power in Canada, which
accounts for 29 percent of Canada's total installed base. Wind energy can
continue to be an important part of Canada's low-carbon electricity mix,
complementing hydro in Quebec, surpassing coal generation in Ontario,
diversifying the Alberta grid and helping to meet British Columbia's
increasing energy demands," said Anne McEntee, president and CEO of GE's
renewable energy business."
Northland Power (TSX: NPI) is an independent power producer founded in 1987
and publicly traded since 1997. Northland produces 'clean' (natural gas) and
'green' (wind, solar, and hydro) energy, providing sustainable long-term value
to shareholders, stakeholders and host communities. The company owns or has a
net economic interest in 1,329 MW of operating generating capacity, with an
additional 80 MW of generating capacity currently in construction and another
200 MW of wind, solar and run-of-river hydro projects with awarded power
contracts. In addition, Northland has acquired the rights to acquire a
majority equity stake in Gemini, a 600 MW offshore wind project located 85
kilometers off the coast of the Netherlands in the North Sea. Northland's cash
flows are diversified over five geographically separate regions and regulatory
jurisdictions in Canada, Europe and the United States.
Northland's common shares, Series 1 and Series 3 preferred shares and
convertible debentures trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols
NPI, NPI.PR.A, NPI.PR.C and NPI.DB.A, respectively.
Mnidoo Mnising Power is a corporation established by the United Chiefs and
Councils of Mnidoo Mnising (UCCMM) a tribal council based on and around
Manitoulin Island in Ontario, Canada.Its members include M'Chigeeng First
Nation, Sheguiandah First Nation, Sheshegwaning First Nation,
Aundeck-Omni-Kaning First Nation, Whitefish River First Nation and
Zhiibaahaasing First Nation.UCCMM formed Mnidoo Mnising Power to lead
renewable energy projects on Manitoulin Island in order to protect First
Nations' rights, heritage and ensure the future for First Nations' youth.
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