Algonquin Power & Utilities achieved commercial operation of the 24-MW Phase I St. Damase Wind Project (St. Damase I) in Quebec under the terms of the PPA with Hydro Quebec. The project was completed on time and on budget. St. Damase I consists of 10 Enercon E-92, 2.35 MW wind turbine generators. The total capital cost of the facility was approximately $49 million, net of the Canadian Renewable and Conservation Expense tax incentive that was used to partially fund the project.
NextEra Energy Partners’ Bluewater Wind Energy Center in Huron County, Ontario has begun commercial operation. The project is comprised of 37 turbines and capable of generating up to 60-MW of electricity. The Bluewater Wind Energy Center is owned by Bluewater Wind, LP, an indirect subsidiary of NextEra Energy Canada Partners Holdings.
EDF Renewable Energy’s 61- MW Spinning Spur II Wind Project in Texas has reached commercial operation. Spinning Spur II commenced construction of 87 GE 1.85-MW, 87-meter rotor wind turbines 40 miles west of Amarillo in June 2013. The power is sold pursuant to an 11-year purchase agreement. The project is one of the first to feed into the new CREZ (Competitive Renewable Energy Zone) transmission infrastructure.
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Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power, in partnership with Turner Renewable Energy, began commercial operation on the Spectrum Solar Facility, located in Clark County, Nevada. The 30-MW solar PV installation utilizes tracking technology that enables greater efficiency by directing solar panels to track the sun as it moves across the sky. The 311-acre site was built and will be operated and maintained by SunEdison.