NextEra Energy Canada, LP, today announced that its affiliates have achieved commercial operation at their Adelaide and Bornish Wind Energy Centres.
The 60-megawatt Adelaide Wind Energy Centre and the 73-megawatt Bornish Wind Energy Centre are capable of generating enough electricity to power more than 33,000 homes in Ontario.
“In addition to supplying emissions-free electricity to Ontario, we are pleased to have been able to invest in and contribute to the local economy in Middlesex County,” said Ben Greenhouse, director of Development for NextEra Energy Canada. “We would not have been able to complete the projects without the ongoing support from the community and our partners and we look forward to continued engagement through operations.”
Construction of the Adelaide and Bornish Wind Energy Centres began in November 2013 and has employed more than 300 local workers and engaged 21 Middlesex County businesses that have contributed services ranging from materials, equipment, utilities, labour, housing, and subcontractors. Throughout the process, millions of dollars were invested in local businesses in Middlesex County.
In addition to the economic benefits realized throughout construction of the projects, Middlesex County will continue to gain long-term benefits from the operation of the Adelaide and Bornish Wind Energy Centres. In addition, NextEra Energy Canada is a proud supporter of the North Middlesex Stars junior hockey team, the Huron County Playhouse Gala, and the North Middlesex Multi Service Centre.
NextEra Energy Canada, LP is a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc., (NYSE: NEE), a leading clean energy company with consolidated revenues of approximately $15.1 billion, approximately 42,500 megawatts of generating capacity, and approximately 13,900 employees in 26 U.S. states and four Canadian provinces (through its Canadian subsidiaries) as of year-end 2013. Headquartered in Juno Beach, Fla., NextEra Energy’s principal subsidiaries are Florida Power & Light Company, which serves approximately 4.7 million customer accounts in Florida and is one of the largest rate-regulated electric utilities in the United States, and NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which together with its affiliated entities is the largest generator in North America of renewable energy from the wind and sun.