Two wind energy projects owned by the American Wind Alliance (AWA) have received priority ranking for transmission along the Lake Huron shoreline in the Ontario Power Authority’s (OPA) feed-in-tariff (FIT) program. Together, the projects have an installed capacity of 265 MW.
The 150 MW Twenty Two Degree project and the 115 MW Arran wind project are ranked among the top 700 MW of renewable energy in first-round FIT applications from the shoreline that were awaiting approval of the Bruce to Milton transmission line. Construction on the line is now under way.
“This brings us one step closer to receiving 20-year power purchase agreements,” says T. Boone Pickens, founder of Mesa Power Group LLC, which formed the AWA. “AWA is committed to helping enhance North American national energy security and this renewable initiative is a key part of that effort.”
Two other projects owned by AWA – the 200 MW North Bruce project and the 100 MW Summerhill project – along with other projects for which applications were submitted between Dec. 1, 2009 and June 4, 2010, are among the second-round applications that are currently being assessed by the OPA.
AWA’s four projects are being developed by Leader Resources Services Corp.
SOURCE: Mesa Power Group LLC
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