Kruger Energy Port Alma Wind Power Project (101.2 MW) - Port Alma

Commercial Operation on October 31, 2008

Kruger Energy Port Alma Wind Power Project is a 101.2 MW wind farm developed by Kruger Energy Port Alma Limited Partnership (KEPA) over 4800 hectares of farmland optioned for wind power development near Port Alma, Ontario in the municipality of Chatham Kent.

The project utilizes 44 Siemens 2.3 MW Mark II wind turbines (pictured left). Each turbine has a rated capacity of 2,300 kilowatts. An electrical collection system which includes both underground cables and overhead power lines was installed to connect the turbines.

A substation was built to step-up the power to transmission level voltage and approximately 10 kilometres of transmission line was built for connection to the Hydro One owned 230 kV circuits about 10 kilometres east of Tilbury. The power will be fed into the Ontario electricity market administered by the Independent Electricity System Operator.

It is estimated this wind farm is capable of generating approximately 300,000 megawatt-hours of renewable energy per year.

Location: Port Alma, Ontario
Nameplate Capacity: 101.2 MW
OPA Contracted Capacity: 101.2 MW
Operator: Kruger Energy Port Alma LP
Technology: Wind
Turbines: 44 Siemens 2.3 MW Mark II Wind Turbines
Commercial Operation Date: October 31, 2008

Links:

Kruger Energy Port Alma Wind Power Project
http://iw.kruger.com/KrugerEnergy/port_alma/index_A.htm

Project Contacts:

Ontario Power Authority
 
Media and Public Relations
T. 416-969-6307 or 
1-800-797-9604
Kruger Energy Port Alma LP

Jean Roy
Technical Director
T. 1-866-599-9024
Email: kepawind@kruger.com