NextEra Energy Canada, LP, today announced that its affiliates have achieved commercial operation at their Jericho Wind Energy Centre.
The 149-megawatt wind energy centre is capable of generating enough electricity to power more than 37,500 homes via its 92 GE wind turbines.
“This project is significant not only because of the emissions-free electricity it provides to Ontario, but also because of the investment in the local economies of both Lambton and Middlesex Counties,” said Ben Greenhouse, director of Development for NextEra Energy Canada. “We have appreciated the support and engagement of local businesses, landowners, municipal staff, and other community stakeholders over the past year during the construction phase of the project. We look forward to continued engagement and partnership with the community as we head into the operations phase.”
More than $6.3 million was invested in local businesses throughout the construction of the Jericho Wind Energy Centre, which began in May 2014. Services ranging from materials, equipment, utilities, labour, housing, and subcontractors, were provided by nearly 30 Lambton and Middlesex County businesses.
NextEra Energy Canada is committed to being a good neighbour and continues to be a proud supporter of Lambton and Middlesex Counties. To-date, more than $60,000 has been committed to community initiatives including the Legacy Youth Hockey Program, Lambton Shores Super Strokers Dragonboat Team, Lambton Film & Food Festival and Thedford Skating Club, to name a few.
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.