Manitoba Hydro Proceeds with 300-MW Wind Farm
LCG, November 25, 2008--Manitoba Hydro yesterday announced that it has executed an agreement with Babcock & Brown for the 300-MW wind farm in Canada, near St. Joseph in southern Manitoba. The proposed St. Joseph Wind Energy Project is still subject to regulatory approvals and a power purchase agreement (PPA) whereby Manitoba Hydro will purchase the power from Babcock & Brown.
The St. Joseph Wind Energy Project will include 130 wind turbines. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2009, and power is to be delivered to the grid as early as 2011. The project developer is BowArk Energy.
In 2007 Manitoba Hydro issued a request for proposals (RFP) for up to 300-MW wind projects and received 84 proposals. In April of this year, the St. Joseph Wind Energy Project was selected From a short-list of ten projects.
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