GE (NYSE: GE) advanced technology wind turbines have been selected to power nine new wind projects in the province of Ontario, Canada for a total of 650 MW of generating capacity. The projects are expected to be complete by 2015.
To date, GE has announced more than $150 million of investments in Ontario, creating three global centers of excellence: Peterborough Motors; Grid IQ Innovation Centre in Markham; and Pathology Innovation Centre of Excellence in Toronto. GE also is working with a number of Ontario-based businesses that are providing products and services supporting wind farm projects and stimulating new local job creation in multiple regions of Ontario.
The province of Ontario accounts for about one-third of the nation’s wind energy development, according to the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA).
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