By Cameron Chai
The Kruger Energy Chatham Wind Project, which received investment from the Government of Canada, was officially opened on 28th June.
According to Dave Van Kesteren, Chatham-Kent-Essex’s Member of Parliament, the ecoENERGY for Renewable Power program will invest around $31 million in a period of 10 years to the Kruger Energy Chatham Wind Project. He added that the project while adding to the eco-friendly energy feature of Ontario will also bring in quality jobs.
The wind power project placed over the shores of Lake Erie incorporates 44 wind turbines and will generate enough electricity to power around 30,000 homes every year. Also the power generated from the facility will bring in economical and ecological gains to the local people.
The ecoENERGY for Renewable Power program with a budget of $1.5-billion, offers an incentive of one cent per every kW of power generated for a period of more than 10 years to achieve the 4,000 MW renewable energy target to supply electricity to one million houses. The clean energy programs also receive an additional of $2.4 billion from the Economic Action Plan of Canada to support the growth and use of renewable energy technologies and support the Green Infrastructure and Clean Energy Fund.