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The Erie Shores Wind Farm, which will be one of the largest wind power projects in Canada when completed in early 2006, will utilise 66 GE Energy 1.5MW wind turbines, increasing the country’s wind capacity by 99MW. The project, to be sited along the northern shoreline of Lake Erie between Copenhagen and Clear Creek in the province of Ontario, is being developed by Erie Shores Wind Farm Limited Partnership (ESWF), a joint venture between the Clean Power Income Fund, a leading North American renewable power income fund, and AIM PowerGen Corporation, a private Canadian developer of wind power projects. In addition to supplying the wind turbines, GE Energy will also operate and maintain the project during its first four years of operation. Erie Shores is one of five new projects recently approved by the Ontario government. The project also supports the Canadian government’s recent decision to increase its original 1,000MW Wind Power Production Incentive (WPPI) to 4,000MW.
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