Energy & Power
McLean’s Mountain Wind Farm to be powered by GE Turbines
By Anthony Capkun
October 8, 2013 – GE and McLean’s Mountain Wind Ltd. Partnership announced that the latter’s wind farm on Manitoulin Island in Ontario will be powered by 24 GE 2.85-103 turbines.
“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.
The McLean’s Mountain Wind Farm will provide 60MW of power to the grid, and is a 50/50 partnership between Northland Power Inc. and Mnidoo Mnising Power (MMP). GE will provide operations and maintenance through a 10-year full service agreement for the farm.
“Wind energy can continue to be an important part of Canada’s low-carbon electricity mix, complementing hydro in Quebec [ … ] 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.”