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Another new wind farm in planning for West Prince

Western Prince Edward Island is one step closer to becoming home to a new wind farm, NewEn Canada Ltd. of Charlottetown has announced.

The project, which will be located in the Anglo, Tignish, Seacow Pond, Norway area of Prince County, will be approximately 100 megawatts of generating capacity.

NewEn has been negotiating with landowners for the last few months and now has enough land under contract to proceed with the project. The next step will involve erecting wind measuring equipment and beginning the environmental approval process.

“P.E.I. has fantastic wind conditions and we are pleased to continue the tradition of wind generation close to North Cape,” says Svend Karstedt, president of NewEn.

“We will be using the latest state-of-the-art equipment available on the market. Our target is to install the lowest number of turbines combined with the highest efficiency.”

NewEn Canada was established in January 2008 and is a subsidiary of NewEn Germany. The parent company is a family owned business with experience developing over 25 wind farms, primarily in Germany.

As a developer NewEn utilizes as many local goods and services as possible.
For the P.E.I. project, Karstedt has already assembled an experienced Island team, including former cabinet minister Jamie Ballem.

“We anticipate that construction will start in 2010 and commissioning of the turbines will follow” said Karstedt.

“The development stage will take about one year. With the exceptionally strong worldwide demand for wind turbines, we believe we must be aggressive and get this project up and running as soon as we possible.”

The Guardian

21 April 2008