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Why do we need more renewable energy?

Increasing wind energy will help New Brunswick and Canada reach the goal of generating 40 per cent of electricity from renewable resources by 2020.

A map and photos and showing what the turbine may look like from four locations in the area.

A map and photos and showing what the turbine may look like from four locations in the area.

Where is the site for Cape-Pelé Wind?

The wind turbine will be located just south of Highway 15, 800 metres from the road and about 2 kilometres southeast of Botsford Portage. It will be on private land beside the W. E. Acres Crab Meal plant.

Who owns the wind project?

The New Brunswick business WKB Community Wind owns Cap-Pelé Wind. IFE Canada is helping to develop and manage the project.

How much power will it generate?

The maximum amount is 2.35 megawatts, enough power for 700 local homes.

Will the community benefit?

Power generated by the wind turbine will feed into local power lines, providing clean renewable energy to homes and businesses in the area.

Currently, local people are benefiting from jobs and contracts in site clearing, road building and concrete work. In the future, the facility will need regular maintenance.

Are local landowners on board?

The project site is on private property. We have secured the agreement of neighbouring property owners.

When will construction start?

Here’s the tentative timeline for construction:

  • Building the Road – Fall 2017 and Spring 2018
  • Laying the Foundation – Spring 2018
  • Delivering the Turbine (in parts) – Spring 2018
  • Building the Turbine and Turning it on – Summer 2018

What can be expected during construction?

Delivery of turbine parts will happen over two to three days in June or July 2018. There will be some very long heavy loads, so there may be occasional traffic delays on Highway 15. Construction of the turbine foundation will require about 120 loads of concrete!

How tall will the turbine be?

The wind turbine will be a model E-92 manufactured by Enercon. It will be installed on a 98-metre tower, with a total height of 144 metres to the top tip of a turbine blade.

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