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Finavera Wind project receives construction permit

Finavera Wind Energy has received a construction permit from the provincial government for the wind project near Tumbler Ridge. The 47 megawatt Tumbler Ridge Wind Energy Project was issued a licence by the Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations earlier this week.

The licence provides approval for construction of the $125 million project 8 kilometres west of Tumbler Ridge.

Once completed, the project will generate enough power to provide electricity for up to 18,000 homes. The 12 month project construction period is expected to generate 560 person years of direct employment, and the operational phase of the project is expected to create 188 person years of full-time direct employment.

Finavera Wind Energy CEO Jason Bak says, “This is a key milestone for the Tumbler Ridge Wind Energy Project and allows Finavera to progress through the final steps towards construction of this project. Our next steps are to finalize financing for the project, execute a turbine supply agreement, and contract a group to undertake the construction process.” 

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