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Canada's largest wind farm blowing into Labrador

A Toronto-based company is teaming up with the Labrador Metis Nation to build what is being called Canada's largest wind farm, near Churchill Falls.

The three-year project, pegged at $2.5 billion, is slated to begin construction in 2007, pending regulatory approval.

The Height of Land Wind Park will eventually produce enough electricity to power 500,000 homes and provide more than 2,000 direct and indirect jobs, said a release from Ventus Energy.

The company won't receive any provincial loans or grants, and plans to export the wind power to customers outside Labrador.

Company president John Douglas said Ventus shareholders have already raised the money for the project.

Ventus needs to get approval from Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro to use its transmission grid, and also needs environmental approval.

"We're making what I'll say is an educated and investment decision to invest dollars and create this infrastructure we have," said Douglas.

"We hope and firmly believe the province will recognize those opportunities and see fit to allow a developer like us to prosper."
Public hearings will be held across the province, beginning this year.
The three-year project, pegged at $2.5 billion, is slated to begin construction in 2007, pending regulatory approval.

The Height of Land Wind Park will eventually produce enough electricity to power 500,000 homes and provide more than 2,000 direct and indirect jobs, said a release from Ventus Energy.

The company won't receive any provincial loans or grants, and plans to export the wind power to customers outside Labrador.

Company president John Douglas said Ventus shareholders have already raised the money for the project.

Ventus needs to get approval from Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro to use its transmission grid, and also needs environmental approval.

"We're making what I'll say is an educated and investment decision to invest dollars and create this infrastructure we have," said Douglas.

"We hope and firmly believe the province will recognize those opportunities and see fit to allow a developer like us to prosper."
Public hearings will be held across the province, beginning this year.

Source: http://www.cbc.ca/story/can...

JAN 19 2006
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