North Bay Nipissing News
Wind farming could be coming to the Mattawa region. Quebec-based company Innergex Renewable Energy is proposing to build a 150 megawatt wind farm on Crown land in Mattawan Township. The project is called Nodinosi Energy Partnership because the wind farm will be a cooperative effort between Innergex and the Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn First Nation, who are located near Pembroke. Nodinosi means “Spirit of the Wind” in Algonquin. Innergex currently operates six wind farms in Canada and the United States.
According to the Innergex website, the Mattawan wind farm could consist of 50 to 60 towers. François Morin, senior advisor of public affairs for Innergex, says “The number of turbines is, for now, preliminary.” If the Mattawan wind farm project of this magnitude is approved, it would likely mean “about 300 jobs during the years of construction. There are also a few permanent jobs during the lifespan of the project for operation and maintenance purposes,” Morin says. Read article