Ripley Wind Power Project

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The Ripley Wind Power Project is a 76 megawatt (MW) wind power project near Ripley, Ontario.[1]

The wind farm includes 38 Enercon E-82 wind turbines, each with two megawatt rated power, 82m rotor diameter and 79m hub height as well as a transmission line and two electrical sub-stations. The wind farm is located on the shores of Lake Huron in Huron-Kinloss Township, approximately 220 kilometres west of Toronto and 140 kilometres north of London.[1]

The project is expected to have the capacity to generate enough zero-emission electricity to power 24,000 homes and offset approximately 66,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually. Project cost is estimated at $176 million Canadian dollars.[1]

Production (MWh)[2]
Year January February March April May June July August September October November December Total
2007 986 15,344 16,330
2008 25,666 18,181 19,954 19,424 17,985 10,630 9,597 8,233 9,455 20,042 23,460 32,343 171,123
2009 21,783 21,853 19,844 22,978 16,914 5,673 6,304 11,683 8,711 16,606 15,280 20,316 144,309
2010 21,322 12,583 15,277 18,974 12,864 9,487 7,497 10,381 17,901 16,393 21,621 30,108 160,503
2011 18,602 25,266 18,058 20,833 14,441 8,970 6,794 8,338 12,172 17,074 29,258 24,377 160,315
2012 26,133 20,590 23,762 19,329 10,790 12,803 7,438 74,122

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  1. ^ a b c Acciona and Suncor Energy begin construction on Ontario wind power project
  2. ^ Wind Power in Ontario

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Coordinates: 44°04′N 81°31′W / 44.067°N 81.517°W / 44.067; -81.517