Northland secures contracts for solar wind and hydro in Ontario
April 24, 2010 By Anthony Capkun
Northland Power Income Fund has been awarded contracts under the government’s Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) program to build 216MW of renewable green energy projects in Ontario.
The projects include 13 ground-mounted solar projects totalling 130MW
located across the province, the 60MW Manitoulin Island wind farm, and
four run-of-river hydro projects on the Kabinakagami River totalling 26
MW. Construction of the first projects could begin this year—after all
permitting is completed—and the total investment by Northland is
expected to reach almost $1 billion over the next four years.
“These awards confirm the validity of Northland’s clean and green energy
strategy. I am also especially happy for the Constance Lake First
Nation, our partner in our water power projects on the Kabinakagami
River. These projects represent responsible use of our natural resources
and will be an important source of income for Constance Lake through
their long-term ownership interest,” said John Brace, CEO of Northland.
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