U.S. company pulls out of proposed Manitoba wind farm

no_wind_turbinesGlobal News,
WINNIPEG – The plug has been pulled on a proposed 175-megawatt wind farm that proponents say would have added more alternative energy to Manitoba and be a boon to area farmers. Ed Pakulak, the Canadian spokesman for U.S.-based Competitive Power Ventures, said Manitoba Hydro is focused on hydroelectric power.

The planned wind farm, next to the 63-wind turbine wind farm at St. Leon, had been in the works for about three years, but never advanced past the proposal stage. Tentative agreements were in place with about 25 landowners for turbines on their properties and with the RM of Thompson. CPV’s decision to pull out of Manitoba comes as the province’s Public Utilities Board studies a bid by Hydro to build the Keeyask and Conawapa generating stations and a new transmission line to the United States. Read article

4 thoughts on “U.S. company pulls out of proposed Manitoba wind farm

  1. This U.S. based Company is probably coming to Ontario as the subsidizing amounts are better. Don’t be surprised that, as we speak they’re talking to Sandra Pupatello and Bernard Lord. The’re the head low life’s that are in charge over at Hydro One and OPG.

    • In the US we are having some success getting subsidies reduced. Wind producers know the game is up in the US, they can’t rely on subsidies much longer. They actually lapsed last year and will lapse again this year if the people have anything to say about it!

      What’s funny is that wind lobbyists say nuclear has subsidies that are too large, but the subsidies in the US amount to 1.8c per kwh (US Dollars) and that’s only for the two new nuclear plants being built, and ONLY the first 6000 MWH they produce each year, so for their actual production it will be less than a few tenths of a cent. All the other nuclear plants pay extra taxes to pay for waste storage and returning their sites to pristine conditions. I wish we could say the same for wind!

  2. Subsidies are likey out anyway as they will be relaced by “green” bonds funding for renewable energy projects. So this is just another political game.

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