The Melancthon wind facility is Ontario’s first utility-scale wind facility. It is one of the largest wind projects in Canada, with 133 wind turbines producing 200 megawatts of power. The facility is located near Shelburne, Ontario.
Phase I of the project began commercial operation in 2006, with Phase II beginning commercial operation in late 2008.
The Melancthon facility has the capacity to generate 545,000 megawatt hours each year.
The 20-year Renewable Energy Supply contract with the Ontario government creates long-term pricing stability.
TransAlta owns and operates the Melancthon facility through its wholly owned subsidiary Canadian Hydro Developers.
Note: We gratefully acknowledge Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) for its support for phase II of this project through the eco Energy for Renewable Power (eERP) program. Phase I is supported by the Wind Power Production Incentive Plan.
At a Glance
- Technology: GE 1.5 MW turbines, 80 metre towers
Facts & Figures
- Location: Shelburne, ON
- Fuel: Wind
- Capacity (MW): 200
- Ownership: 100%
- Operator: Yes
- First on-stream: 2006
- Revenue Source: LTC
- Builder: Yes
- Contract Expiry: 2026 - 2028