Target: Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, David Onley
Goal: Applaud the Canadian energy company NextEra for completing a new wind farm in Ontario.
The company NextEra Energy Canada, ULC, recently announced that its affiliate Conestogo Wind, LP, has finalized construction and brought into operation the new Conestogo Wind Energy Centre. The installation, its first in Ontario, consists of 10 Siemens wind turbines and is capable of generating enough power to supply about 5,700 homes annually. Ensure that NextEra Energy has incentive to continue developing renewable projects in Ontario by applauding them for their efforts to complete the Conestogo Wind Energy Centre.
The new Conestogo Wind Energy Centre is located in Wellington County, Ontario and produces approximately 23MW of clean, emissions-free power. All energy generated from this project is being sold to Ontario Power Authority under the authority’s Feed-In-Tariff program, which provides guaranteed prices to producers of renewable power. “We are pleased to have completed our first wind project in Ontario,” said senior vice president of development for NextEra Energy Resources, Mike O’Sullivan. “In addition to generating clean, emission-free energy, this project will have a positive impact on the local economy through the jobs created, taxes paid, lease payments to landowners, and goods and services sourced throughout the region.” The new site is owned and operated by NextEra Energy’s affiliate, Conestogo Wind, LP.
This new wind farm is the first of eight that NextEra Energy intends to bring into service in Ontario by the end of 2015. When combined, these eight ventures represent a capital investment of approximately $1.5 billion in the province. In addition to the new Conestogo Wind Energy Centre, affiliates of NextEra Energy own and run the 20MW Sombra Solar Project and the 20MW Moore Solar Project, both in Lambton County, Ontario. Outside the province, affiliate facilities include the 54MW Mount Miller and Mount Copper Wind Energy Centres in Quebec, the 30.6MW Pubnico Point Wind Energy Centre in Nova Scotia, and the 86.1MW Ghost Pine Wind Energy Centre in Alberta.
NextEra Energy and its affiliates have shown a continued commitment to providing clean energy solutions to protect our natural environment with the completion of Conestogo Wind Energy Centre and their other facilities. Their efforts will support the local economy and individuals everywhere through the emissions avoided by use of renewable power. Sign this petition to urge Lieutenant Governor of Ontario David Onley to applaud NextEra Energy and its affiliate Conestogo Wind, LP, for their completion of this new wind farm.
Dear Lieutenant Governor Onley,
The power company NextEra Energy Canada, and its affiliate Conestogo Wind, LP, have recently completed construction on the new Conestogo Wind Energy Centre and put it into commercial operation. The 23MW site, consisting of 10 Siemens wind turbines, is capable of generating enough power to supply around 5,700 average homes annually. The project is located in Wellington County of your province, and is the company’s first wind installation to be completed in Ontario.
This new wind farm is the first of eight planned in Ontario by NextEra Energy. When combined, the eight ventures represent about $1.5 billion worth of capital investment in the province. This organization has already shown its commitment to providing clean, renewable solutions through many solar and wind projects not only in Ontario, but in Quebec, Nova Scotia, and Alberta. I urge you to applaud NextEra Energy Canada and its affiliates for their persistent efforts towards combatting global warming and keeping our natural environment safe.
[Your Name Here]
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