PLEASE NOTE: Natural Forces is hosting an open house on Saint John’s first proposed wind energy project, the Burchill Wind Project, TODAY, Tuesday, September 24, from 4-8pm, at the Lorneville Community Centre. Learn More >

 
 
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Project Overview

Saint John Energy is considering proposals from developers to build a wind energy project in the Spruce Lake Industrial Park. We have five years of wind data from the site which supports wind development in the area. This project will help us diversify our electricity mix by providing more local, renewable energy to our customers without negatively impacting rates. 

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as wind energy economics are very favorable

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renewable wind energy reduces greenhouse emissions

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in the region will create jobs

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the Smart Grid eco-system in New Brunswick

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our reliance on imported energy sources

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the Province’s Climate Change Action and Renewable Energy Plans

 

Estimated Project Milestones

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A wind energy project can take up to 4 years to build.

January 2019: Request for Proposals issued

March 2019: Proponents shortlisted

Summer 2019: Developer selected

Summer 2019: Environmental assessments & community consultations begin

2020: Construction begins

2022: Commissioning & operations

 

Next Steps

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A partner will be selected through a public request for proposals process.

The successful proponent will design, build, own, and operate the wind farm and Saint John Energy will buy the energy.

It is estimated that the successful proponent will invest up to $60M in constructing up to 10 turbines that will generate up to 42MW of renewable energy at maximum output.

 

Project Wind Map

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Frequently Asked Questions