Wind energy is one of the best choices for powering the future. It helps diminish acid rain, smog, and greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change.
In just over a decade, Enbridge has invested in more than 2,500 MW (gross) of wind-power capacity globally, and is one of Canada's leading suppliers of renewable energy.
In 2015, Enbridge added to its existing U.S. wind energy portfolio with the acquisition of the 103-MW New Creek Wind Project in Grant County, West Virginia. With the addition of the New Creek facility, Enbridge now owns five wind assets in the U.S. with a combined generating capacity of nearly 900 MW (gross).
Enbridge also entered the UK offshore wind market in 2015, with its acquisition of a 24.9-percent interest in the 400-megawatt Rampion Offshore Wind Project, located 13 kilometers due south of Brighton in the English Channel. Given our well-established renewables business and growing proficiency in wind power technology, the Rampion project is a natural next step for Enbridge, as it further develops our expertise in the business and supports our objective of developing new platforms for growth.
In mid-2016, Enbridge expanded its presence in European offshore wind generation with the acquisition of a 50-percent interest in Éolien Maritime France (EMF) SAS, a French offshore wind development company. The investment in EMF provides Enbridge with the opportunity to increase the generating capacity of its renewable energy portfolio by 1,428 megawatts (605 MW net).
Enbridge's wind energy portfolio – including projects either operating, planned or under construction – now totals 15 North American wind assets, and one UK offshore wind facility. Combined, Enbridge now has interests in a total gross generation capacity of more than 2,500 MW – including the 300 MW Blackspring Ridge project near Lethbridge, AB, the largest wind facility in Western Canada.
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