Ripley Wind Power Project (76.0 MW) - Huron/Kinloss TWP

Commercial Operation on December 22, 2007

Ripley Wind Power Project is a wind energy facility developed by Suncor Energy Products Inc. and Acciona Wind Energy Canada Inc. over approximately 3,600 hectares of lands optioned for wind power development within the Townships of Huron-Kinloss near the Town of Ripley, in south-western Ontario.

The wind power project is a 76 MW wind farm utilizing 38 wind turbines. Each turbine has a rated capacity of 2,000 kilowatts. As part of the project, a 34.5 kiloVolt (kV) collector system installed. A 34.5/69 kV substation was installed to step up the power to 69 kV for transmission to the injection point.

Approximately 26 kilometres of overhead 69 kV power line was built. At the injection point, a 69/230 kV substation was built to interconnect the wind plant to the existing Hydro One 230 kV circuits B22D and B23D to feed the renewable energy into the Ontario electricity market administered by the Independent Electricity System Operator.

It is estimated the wind farm will generate over 216,000 megawatt-hours per year of renewable energy.

Location: Township of Huron-Kinloss
(near the Village of Ripley, Ontario)
Nameplate Capacity: 76.0 MW
OPA Contracted Capacity: 76.0 MW
Operator: Suncor Energy Products Inc. and
Acciona Wind Energy Canada Inc.
Technology: Wind
Turbines: 38 ENERCON GmbH E82 Wind Turbines
Commercial Operation Date: December 22, 2007

Links:

Suncor Energy Products Inc.
http://www.suncor.com

Acciona Wind Energy Canada Inc.
http://www.acciona-energia.com

Project Contacts:

Ontario Power Authority
 
Media and Public Relations
T. 416-969-6307 or 
1-800-797-9604
Suncor Energy Products Inc. and
Acciona Wind Energy Canada Inc.

Karen Reiman
Manager, Contracts
Suncor Energy Products Inc. 
T. 403-920-8333