TORONTO, ON – NextEra Energy Canada, LP, today announced that its affiliate has achieved commercial operation at its East Durham Wind Energy Centre. The 22.2-megawatt wind energy centre is capable of generating enough electricity to power more than 5,500 homes via its 14 GE wind turbines.
“This is a significant milestone for the Company as it is our eight wind energy project in Ontario,” said Al Wiley, vice president of Development for NextEra Energy Canada. “This project brings the Company’s total of clean, wind energy in Ontario to over 600-megawatts and an investment of nearly $2 billion in the province. For this project specifically, much of its success can be attributed to the project’s great participants within the West Grey community. They stood by the project from early development through the construction phase and were incredibly supportive throughout the process.”
Nearly $3 million was invested in local businesses throughout the construction of the East Durham Wind Energy Centre, which began in late March 2015. Services ranging from materials, equipment, utilities, labour, housing, and subcontractors, were provided by about 15 local businesses.
NextEra Energy Canada is committed to being a good neighbour and will continue to support the Municipality of West Grey’s community initiatives, such as the Dundalk Fair and the Youth Fish Derby.
About NextEra Energy Canada, LP
NextEra Energy Canada, LP is a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc., (NYSE: NEE), a leading clean energy company with consolidated revenues of approximately $17 billion, approximately 44,900 megawatts of generating capacity, which includes megawatts associated with noncontrolling interests related to NextEra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: NEP), and approximately 13,800 employees in 27 U.S. states and four Canadian provinces (through its Canadian subsidiaries) as of year-end 2014. Headquartered in Juno Beach, Fla., NextEra Energy’s principal subsidiaries are Florida Power & Light Company, which serves approximately 4.8 million customer accounts in Florida and is one of the largest rate-regulated electric utilities in the United States, and NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which together with its affiliated entities, is the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun. NextEra Energy has been recognized often by third parties for its efforts in sustainability, corporate responsibility, ethics and compliance, and diversity, and has been ranked in the top 10 worldwide for innovativeness and community responsibility as part of Fortune’s 2015 list of “World's Most Admired Companies.” For more information about NextEra Energy companies, visit these websites: www.NextEraEnergy.com; www.FPL.com; www.NextEraEnergyResources.com; www.NextEraEnergyCanada.com.