Siemens Canada awarded first wind turbine order and service in Saskatchewan

Siemens Canada awarded first wind turbine order and service in Saskatchewan 
23-MW project to be located in Rural Municipality of Morse 
OAKVILLE, ON, April 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Siemens Canada has further expanded its 
wind power footprint into the Province of Saskatchewan in partnership with 
Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. to supply, deliver and commission ten direct 
drive SWT-2.3-113 wind turbines for the Morse Project. Construction of the 
wind farm is expected to begin in summer 2014, with commercial operation 
expected by early next year. The deal includes a 10-year service and 
maintenance agreement, ensuring the reliability, availability and performance 
of the turbines. 
 The 23-MW project will be located in southern Saskatchewan near Morse, 60 km 
from Swift Current. This is Siemens' first wind turbine installation in 
Saskatchewan and will provide renewable energy to over 8,000 Saskatchewan 
households. The Morse project represents an addition of over 10% total wind 
power generation capacity in the Province, whose wind resource presents 
further wind development potential.  Siemens direct drive wind turbines 
feature only half of the parts required for a conventional geared wind turbine 
and a significantly smaller number of moving parts. The efficiency increases 
due to minimum losses in drive train and generator. The proven technology of 
the SWT-2.3-113 benefits from the experiences of 250 gearless Siemens wind 
turbines in operation. With its simplified lightweight design it's a secure 
and profitable investment. 
Canada is now the ninth largest producer of wind energy in the world with 
current installed capacity of over 7,800 MW. ¹   

    --  "We are proud to help bring renewable, clean and reliable
        energy into the homes and businesses of Saskatchewan residents.
        We look forward to investing in the Province's renewable energy
        - Jacob Andersen, Vice President, Wind Power, Siemens Canada

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About Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp.  Algonquin Power & Utilities owns and 
operates a diversified $3.5 billion portfolio of regulated and non-regulated 
utilities in North America. The regulated utility business provides water, 
electricity and natural gas utility services to over 470,000 customers through 
a portfolio of regulated generation, transmission and distribution utility 
systems. The non-regulated electric generation subsidiary owns or has 
interests in renewable energy and thermal energy facilities representing more 
than 1,100 MW of installed capacity. Algonquin Power & Utilities delivers 
continuing growth through an expanding pipeline of renewable power and clean 
energy projects, organic growth within its regulated utilities and the pursuit 
of accretive acquisition opportunities. Common shares and preferred shares are 
traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols AQN, AQN.PR.A, and 
AQN.PR.D. Visit Algonquin Power and Utilities at and follow us on Twitter @AQN_Utilities.

¹ Source: CanWEA

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