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Taylor To Be Site Of New Wind Farm

Thursday, April 16, 2015 @ 3:58 AM

Prince George, BC Р Construction is set to start late spring or early summer on a wind farm in the community of Taylor, near Fort St. John.

The project is one of three new farms for BC – including the first ever to be built in the Okanagan, near West Kelowna and Summerland – that together, BC Hydro says, will add about 45 megawatts of to the provincial electricity grid. ¬†That’s enough electricity to power 14-thousand homes per year.

The developer, Zero Emission Energy Developments Inc, says each project will create between 25 and 50 jobs during the 18-month construction period.

Taylor’s 15-megawatt Septimus Creek Wind Farm will employ between five and 10 full- and part-time employees when it’s complete, for operations and maintenance.

BC currently has four operating wind farms under electricty purchase agreements with BC Hydro – three in the Peace Region and one on Vancouver Island:

  • the 144-megawatt Dokie Wind Energy project near Chetwynd
  • the 102-megawatt Bear Mountain Wind project near Dawson Creek
  • the 142-megawatt Quality Wind project near Tumbler Ridge, and
  • the 99-megawatt Cape Scott Wind Farm on the northern tip of Vancouver Island

A 185-megawatt project is under construction near Tumbler Ridge and is expected to start producing power in late 2016.

 

Comments

Now there’s alternate power for you that’s clean and envir0mentaly friendly.
cheers

And birds love them too! Glad I don’t have to hear the sound of swooshing bladed

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