Further wind projects coming to Peace

Photo: Future wind farms similar to the one at Bear Mountain will be coming to the Northeast./Andrew Tylosky, courtesy BV land

A new Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between a sustainable energy company and a First Nations group in the Peace River Region.

The agreement between Finavera Renewables and the Halfway River First Nation shows Halfway support for the corporation’s construction of four wind projects in the region.

The MOU also outlines an employment agreement in which some of the First Nation’s community will provide some labour for the projects.

Three of the four projects will be situated around Tumbler Ridge. The projects are ‘Tumbler Ridge’ with 30 turbines, ‘Meikle’ with 55 turbines, and ‘Bullmoose’ with 20 turbines. The fourth project – ‘Wildmare’ with 35 turbines – will be situated near Chetwynd.

According to company officials, this is the largest project of its type in the province, adding that the four projects will provide 300 megawatts, to power approximately 75,000 households a year.

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