Wind power facilities create new income for landowners, high-value local jobs, and tax revenue for communities.
Erie Shores Wind Farm consists of 661 General Electric SLE1.5 wind turbines/generators located along the north shore of Lake Erie between Copenhagen and Clear Creek, Ontario. The electrical energy generated by the wind turbines is collected and delivered by 34.5 kV lines, which ultimately deliver the power to the Port Burwell substation. At the substation, the voltage is increased to 115 kV for delivery to Ontario’s transmission grid. All electricity generated by Erie Shores is sold to the Ontario Power Authority under a power purchase agreement. Erie Shores is one of the largest wind power facilities in Ontario, representing approximately 4.8% of Ontario’s installed wind power capacity.
1 One of the wind turbines is owned by a local landowner. Erie Shores maintains operational and managerial control of this wind turbine.
Wind energy is free of emissions and does not contribute to climate change, which is the single biggest threat to wildlife.
Erie Shores is an important contributor to Ontario’s green electricity supply infrastructure, representing approximately 4% of Ontario’s installed wind capacity.
Wind farms are designed to last for 25 years and longer, contributing green electricity supply as well as environmental benefits.
Erie Shores generates enough electricity every year to power the equivalent of approximately 24,000 households.