12 July 2002 – Huron Wind, a joint venture between Ontario Power Generation and British Energy plc has begun construction of what will be Ontario’s first wind farm.

Ontario Power Generation said on Thursday that the new facility would provide electricity to about 3000 homes within five months.

Huron Wind hired Denmark’s Vestas, a leading manufacturer of wind turbines, to construct five 1.8 MW turbines.

Vestas will install the turbines near the Bruce nuclear stations on the shores of Lake Huron in the town of Tiverton about 250 km (165 miles) northwest of Toronto.

British Energy is the UK’s largest electric generating company and the majority partner in Bruce Power, the operator of the Bruce A and Bruce B nuclear stations.

Ontario Power, which is owned by the province, generates and sells electricity to customers in Ontario and neighbouring markets.