Located within the Niagara Region and Haldimand County in Southern Ontario, the project will generate enough energy for about over 75,000 homes.

The project will feature 77 Enercon wind turbines, a combination of E82 2.3MW and E101 3MW units.

NRWC, which is a partnership between Renewable Energy Business and Daniels Power, received a Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) contract for the project in February 2011 with Ontario Power Authority.

The company has been working since then to meet regulations and receive approval to go ahead with construction.

NRWC will now finalize designs and preparing for construction on the project, which is expected to create over 700 jobs.

The company plans to source C$130m ($115.1m) of infrastructure from local suppliers.

Commenting on the REA, NRWC CEO Merv Croghan said: "We are delighted and proud to have achieved this milestone for our wind farm project.

"This is the result of tremendous work from our professional team and the intense and ongoing consultations with the community, municipal, regional and provincial governments and as a result of Provincial programs and policies that enable wind energy development."

NRWC vice president Robert Daniels said: "With this approval, we are one step closer to helping the Province of Ontario realize its commitment to a clean energy future."

Image: NRWC’s 230MW wind project will feature 77 Enercon turbines. Photo: Courtesy of xedos4/