Sarnia Observer, Paul Morden
Lambton County’s largest wind turbine project has begun producing power. NextEra Energy said Tuesday its 92-turbine Jericho Wind Energy Centre has achieved commercial operation in Lambton Shores and Warwick Township.
Construction of the more than $400-million project began in May, creating some 200 construction jobs as turbines and power lines were erected across the rural community. The 149-MW project is capable of generating enough electricity to power more than 37,500 homes, the company said in a press release.
“This project is significant not only because of the emissions-free electricity it provides Ontario, but also because of the investment in the local economies of both Lambton and Middlesex counties,” said Ben Greenhouse, director of development for NextEra Energy Canada. While the turbines are in Lambton County, power lines for the Jericho project travel into neighbouring Middlesex to connect the wind energy centre to Ontario’s electricity grid. Read article