Prince Township Wind Farm

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Prince Township Wind Farm
Prince wind farm.jpg
A portion of the Prince Twp. wind farm
Prince Township Wind Farm is located in Ontario
Prince Township Wind Farm
Location of Prince Township Wind Farm in Ontario
Country Canada
Location Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Coordinates 46°37′N 84°28′W / 46.617°N 84.467°W / 46.617; -84.467Coordinates: 46°37′N 84°28′W / 46.617°N 84.467°W / 46.617; -84.467
Status Operational
Commission date September 2006
Power generation
Nameplate capacity 189 MW
Capacity factor 27.2%

Prince Wind Farm is a large wind farm in northern Ontario. Prince Wind Farm is owned by Brookfield Power Prince Wind LP, a subsidiary of Brookfield Power. It is located north of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, mostly within the township of Prince but also extending into Unorganized Algoma (Dennis and Pennefather Townships), however it is visible from as far away as Pancake Bay Provincial Park. Prince I, 99 MW was completed in September 2006, Prince II, 90 MW, in November 2006. The average capacity factor for the first five full years of operation was 27.2%.

Description[edit]

Prince Wind Farm has a footprint of 300 hectares and the total area is over 10,000 hectares.[1]

Main components of the Prince Wind farm:

Prince Wind Farm has secured 30 land owner agreements with private land owners and 20 turbines are located on crown land.[1]

Development[edit]

Early development for Prince Wind Farm began in 2000, when Brookfield started the environmental assessment process, wind data collection and lease negotiations. Prince Wind Farm was the first wind farm that Brookfield Renewable Power developed and constructed.

Phase I construction begun in September 2005 and achieved commercial operation on September 21, 2006. Phase II begun in January 2006 and achieved commercial operation on November 19, 2006.[1]

Prince Township Monthly Production (MWh)[3]
Year January February March April May June July August September October November December Total
2006 1402 10956 24475 32814 45702 115359
2007 38443 43510 56011 34429 35000 21735 16912 31901 48743 53416 50123 48091 478314
2008 46109 30310 41186 46696 41942 28576 21684 22265 34196 54202 40355 48562 456083
2009 28224 37036 48543 50827 48263 21134 21642 26173 22301 42682 45477 40280 432582
2010 38752 27300 36617 41417 35761 25573 21275 31225 50264 43219 59399 43632 454434
2011 31143 43163 39289 42681 34914 35940 18450 20072 35044 45636 42192 44710 433234
2012 57502 40438 57594 40477 36144 28053 15216

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "The Business of Clean Tech" (PDF). Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre. Brookfield Renewables. March 31, 2010. Retrieved October 10, 2016. 
  2. ^ "IESO Staff Recommendation to Panel on Exemption Application (General)" (PDF). IESO. IESO. April 22, 2013. Retrieved October 10, 2016. 
  3. ^ Wind Power in Ontario

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