CHATHAM-KENT, ON, June 28, 2011 /CNW/ - Kruger Energy, a leading
Canadian producer of renewable energy, celebrated today the official
opening of the Kruger Energy Chatham (KEC) Wind Farm in the
Municipality of Chatham-Kent, Ontario. The official ceremony was
attended by Joseph Kruger II, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of
Kruger, Dave Van Kesteren, MP for Chatham-Kent-Essex; Pat Hoy, MPP,
Chatham-Kent-Essex; Randy Hope, Mayor, and many residents who came out
to applaud the completion of this 101.2-megawatt project which required
investments of approximately $310-million.
"Kruger Energy is very proud of this latest achievement and, more
importantly, of helping to increase green energy sources for the
benefit of all Ontarians," said Jean Roy, Vice President and General
Manager of Kruger Energy. "We are also very pleased to have created
jobs and a positive economic impact for the Municipality of
Chatham-Kent, which was so welcoming from the outset," he added.
This is the second wind farm built by Kruger Energy in this municipality
located on the shores of Lake Erie. Just like the Kruger Energy Port
Alma (KEPA) Project, completed in 2008, the Kruger Energy Chatham
Project consists of 44 wind turbines that will generate enough
electricity to power some 30,000 households in Ontario.
The KEPA and KEC Wind Farms have a combined annual output of
approximately 600 gigawatt hours (GWh), which is sold to the Ontario
Power Authority (OPA) under 20-year supply contracts.
About Kruger Energy
Kruger Energy is a business unit of Kruger Inc. that specializes in the
development and management of green and renewable energy power plants.
Kruger and Kruger Energy own and operate over 30 production sites,
ranging from hydroelectric and wind power plants to biomass
cogeneration and biogas plants, and whose total installed capacity is
approximately 425 MW.
Founded in 1904, Kruger Inc. is a major producer of publication papers,
tissue, lumber and other wood products, corrugated cartons from
recycled fibres, green and renewable energy and wines and spirits. The
Company is also a leader in paper and paperboard recycling in North
America. Kruger operates facilities in Quebec, Ontario, British
Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador and the United States.
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