Amaranth Wind Farm

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Amaranth Wind Farm
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Wind farm in Melancthon
Amaranth Wind Farm is located in Ontario
Amaranth Wind Farm
Amaranth Wind Farm
Country Canada
Location Amaranth and Melancthon Township, near Shelburne, Ontario
Coordinates 44°06′00″N 80°16′15″W / 44.1001°N 80.2709°W / 44.1001; -80.2709Coordinates: 44°06′00″N 80°16′15″W / 44.1001°N 80.2709°W / 44.1001; -80.2709
Status Operational
Construction began 2005
Commission date March 4, 2006
Owner(s) TransAlta
Operator(s) TransAlta
Power generation
Nameplate capacity 199.5 megawatt (MW)

The Amaranth Wind Farm, also known as the Melancthon EcoPower Centre, is a 199.5 megawatt (MW) wind farm in Amaranth and Melancthon Township, near Shelburne, Ontario. The centre, Canada's largest wind energy installation, is owned and operated by TransAlta.[1][2]

Construction of the Melancthon EcoPower Centre began with the 67.5 MW Phase I in 2005 and achieved commercial operation in March 2006. Construction of the 132 MW Phase II of the project began in 2007 and achieved full commercial operation in November 2008.[1]

Production (MWh)[3]
Year January February March April May June July August September October November December Total
2006 12,573 13,492 11,498 8,638 10,324 7,839 11,030 18,015 12,510 13,862 119,781
2007 18,470 23,277 22,560 18,336 10,987 10,378 8,815 9,401 12,534 16,443 18,535 16,788 144,777
2008 23,787 16,251 18,693 16,572 17,282 1,099 10,295 8,514 10,335 25,212 28,275 60,570 196,847
2009 37,241 46,671 41,574 60,296 44,804 16,146 24,206 27,082 22,486 37,486 33,605 45,656 353,341
2010 40,011 32,938 41,482 48,357 35,734 26,737 24,205 26,171 42,257 43,596 45,989 38,929 373,457
2011 31,446 58,097 39,918 54,141 33,894 28,884 20,175 22,761 26,487 39,129 59,551 46,687 371,627
2012 56,528 48,007 50,073 45,564 25,606 36,410 17,588 175,241

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  1. ^ a b Canadian Hydro Opens Canada's Largest Wind Energy Installation
  2. ^ Ontario Becomes Wind Power Leader In Canada
  3. ^ Wind Power in Ontario

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