Wolfe Island has a 20-year Renewable Energy Supply II Contract with the Ontario Power Authority for the purchase of electricity and renewable energy certificates. In addition, the facility will also receive CAD10 per megawatt hour for 10 years under the Federal ecoENERGY for Renewable Power program. Wolfe Island’s commercial operation officially pushes Ontario past the 1,000 MW installed threshold of new renewable energy brought on-line since October 2003. Approximately 40% of this generation is provided by Canadian Hydro.

“This is a proud moment for our company as Canada’s largest and most diversified renewable energy company,” said Kent Brown, executive vice-president and chief financial officer. “With the Melancthon EcoPower Centre and now Wolfe Island, we own and operate the two largest wind installations in the country.”

“We’re proud of our proven track record of identifying good renewable energy prospects, working with community stakeholders, and building sustainable operations that will serve Ontarians for generations,” said Brown. “Together, the Wolfe Island and Melancthon EcoPower Centres double the size of Canadian Hydro, a milestone we’re exceptionally proud of.”