Sunday, 11 September 2011

Next steps for Dufferin Wind Power & Farm Owned Power

Orangeville Banner
September 7, 2011
Chris Halliday

Chinese wind company eyes Dufferin

Many talk of the Boston-based hedge fund eyeing Melancthon, but what about a Chinese corporation supported wind farm proposed for Dufferin?
Dufferin Wind Power Inc. and Farm Owned Power (Melancthon) Ltd., which entered into a share purchase agreement with China Longyuan Power Group Corporation Limited in July, is proposing to develop a 100 MW wind farm, north of Shelburne, in Melancthon. 
After setting up a North American subsidiary corporation for the project, the Chinese company and its partners are hoping to bring a wind farm of about 45 to 55 turbines online, according to Mingyu Tang, senior vice-president of Dufferin Wind Power Inc. 
“I can give you a ballpark number like 45 to 55 (turbines),” Tang said. “It depends on the regulations according to the province.”
Furthermore, the wind project’s study area is currently about 6,000 acres in size. In addition, the project would require an about 34-kilometre 69 kV powerline to run from the wind farm in Melancthon through Mulmur and Amaranth, before connecting to the province’s electrical grid in Mono.

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