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Chatham Wind Farm

In June 2011, Kruger Energy opened the Kruger Energy Chatham (KEC) Wind Farm in the Ontario municipality of Chatham-Kent.  This is the second wind farm that Kruger Energy built and manages in this municipality located on the shores of Lake Erie.  Just like the Kruger Energy Port Alma (KEPA) Wind Farm, the Kruger Energy Chatham (KEC) Wind Farm consists of 44 wind turbines that generate enough electricity to power some 30,000 households in Ontario.

The 99.4-MW wind farm was built by and is managed by Kruger.  The energy is sold to the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) under 20-year supply contracts.

OVERVIEW
 

ENVIRONMENTAL SCREENING
 

Prior to the opening, KEPA completed an environmental screening of the Port Alma Wind Farm and issued a “Notice of Completion”.


BENEFITS


The Chatham Wind Farm is more than just electricity.  It’s an investment of almost $300 million, 44 wind turbines, 60 temporary direct jobs, a dozen permanent jobs, as well as additional income for local businesses and long-term tax revenue for the Municipality of Chatham-Kent.



“We are very pleased to have created jobs and a positive economic impact for the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, which has been so welcoming from the outset.”

M. Jean Roy, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Kruger Energy,
at the official opening of the Chatham Wind Farm.