Giant wind farm proposed for southern Vancouver Island

October 4, 2013 by  
Filed under Green Energy News

Wind farms may be huge and noisy, but they generate a lot of electrical power – and a large one may be built in southern Vancouver Island.

TimberWest Forest Corp and EDP Renewables Canada Ltd are partnering with the T’Sou-ke First Nation to develop and operate a large-scale wind project of up to 300 megawatts of capacity.

“For the T’Sou-ke First Nation this is incredibly important,” said Colin Doylan, Sooke First Nation Economic Development Manager.

“To be a part of that investment and to be a part of the construction and legacy is what it’s all about.”

Timberwest CEO Brian Frank believes the farm could generate up to $750 million of  investment and support 300 jobs while it is constructed.

“These renewable energy projects would represent a significant investment on Vancouver Island,” he said in a statement. “We have a tremendous opportunity here to develop wind energy on TimberWest’s private land near where that energy is needed.”

If everything goes according to plan and the project meets government approval, construction will begin in 2017.

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