GE TECHNOLOGY TO POWER NEW WIND ENERGY PROJECT IN ONTARIO
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GE TECHNOLOGY TO POWER
WIND ENERGY PROJECT IN
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - October 21, 2005 - Brascan Power has selected GE Energy as the turbine supplier for the proposed Prince Wind Farm that could add up to 99 megawatts of wind power capacity to the electricity grid in the province of Ontario, Canada.
The project, which will utilize 66 of GE's 1.5-megawatt wind turbine-generators, is expected to enter commercial operation in the second half of 2006. GE will operate and maintain the turbines for five years.
Energy's 1.5-megawatt wind turbines are the largest assembled in
in the township of Prince approximately eight kilometers northwest of Sault
Ste. Marie, the Prince Wind Farm will be one of the first large-scale wind
farms to be built in Ontario. The project will further expand and diversify
the power generation portfolio of Brascan Power, a company with almost 100
years of experience in
The estimated annual generation for the Prince Wind Farm is expected
to provide enough electricity to serve close to 20,000
According to Robert Hornung, president of the Canadian Wind Energy Association, "Over the next five years, federal and provincial government policies and targets are on track to facilitate a ten-fold increase in the size of Canada's wind energy industry." Currently, the country has 590 megawatts of installed wind energy capacity, enough to power more than 200,000 Canadian households.
addition to the Prince Wind Farm, other major projects in Canada announced
this year featuring GE technology include Erie Shores Wind Farm, also in Ontario,
66 wind turbines; and Soderglen Wind Project in Alberta, 47 wind turbines.
Also, in late 2004 GE was selected to supply up to 660 wind turbines totaling
990 megawatts of new wind capacity for eight projects in
About GE Energy
GE Energy (www.gepower.com) is
one of the world's leading suppliers of power generation and energy delivery
technology, with 2004 revenue of $17.3 billion. Based in
With wind turbine design, manufacturing and assembly facilities in Germany, Spain and the United States, GE Energy is among the leading providers of wind energy products and support services ranging from commercial wind turbines and grid integration products to project development assistance and operation and maintenance. The company's knowledge base includes the development and/or installation of more than 7,500 wind turbines with a total rated output of 6,200 megawatts.
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