Wolfe Island Wind Farm, Wolfe Island

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Wolfe Island Wind Farm is a large wind farm project located on Wolfe Island, Ontario (near Kingston, Ontario). The wind farm became operational on June 29, 2009. It is owned and operated by Canadian Hydro Developers, Inc., through its subsidiary Canadian Renewable Energy Corporation (CREC). The power will be purchased by Hydro One for distribution to consumers.

The wind farm consists of eighty-six 2.3-megawatt (MW) Siemens model Mark II wind turbines situated on the western portion of Wolfe Island.
Once completed, the 197.8 MW project is expected to generate approximately 594 gigawatt-hours (GW·h) of renewable power annually; enough to supply about 75,000 average households.
Winds of 3.5 to 4 metres per second (11 to 13 ft/s) are required to generate power; when winds are less than 3 metres per second (9.8 ft/s), then power is not being generated.
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  • Beautiful drive through the wind farms. Kids enjoyed it. Worth the wait for the Ferry. I will spend more time here next time around  more »
  • We took our bikes to Wolf Island and went to the Turbine Info center. We enjoyed seeing all the turbines and learning more about them. They look beautiful and make very little sounds. They did not....  more »
  • Some people complain that the turbines ruin ruin the esthetics of the island. I actually found them quite fascinating and peaceful, as they slowly turned in the distance. Let's face it...  more »
  • We took the ferry and drove around to see the wind mills. They're pretty cool!

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