The Wolfe Island wind facility near Kingston, Ontario began commercial operation mid-2009. With a nameplate capacity of 197.8 megawatts, this wind facility is presently the second-largest in Canada, measured by megawatts. It includes 86 wind turbines.
The power produced from Wolfe Island is sold under a 20-year Renewable Energy Supply II Contract with the Ontario Power Authority.
TransAlta owns and operates the Wolfe Island facility through its wholly owned subsidiary Canadian Hydro Developers.
At a Glance
- Technology: Siemens SWT-2.3-93 turbines, 80 metre towers
- Wolfe Island is EcoLogoM certified by the Environmental Choice Program.
Post-construction monitoring documents of our Wolfe Island facility can be accessed on this page.
Request A Tour
Guided tours – Depending on staff availability, we are able to provide tours of the Wolfe Island facility for groups of 10 or more. If your organization is interested in a tour, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks prior to your requested tour date.
Self-guided tours – If your group is smaller than 10 people, we encourage you to visit the Information Centre south of Highway 96 on the 5th Line Road. The Centre features two information boards packed with great information about the development process of this wind facility.
If you’re interested in taking a tour on your own around the Island, download a self-guided tour map or pick one up at the Wolfe Island Business and Tourism (WIBTA) kiosk, located in Marysville.
While touring, please respect the private property of landowners and remain on public roads at all times.
Note: We gratefully acknowledge Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) for its support for this project through the eco Energy for Renewable Power (eERP) program.
Note: Wolfe Island operates as Canadian Renewable Energy Corp.
Facts & Figures
- Location: Wolf Island, ON
- Fuel: Wind
- Capacity (MW): 198
- Ownership: 100%
- Operator: Yes
- First on-stream: 2009
- Revenue Source: LTC
- Builder: Yes
- Contract Expiry: 2029