We congratulate our partners Northern Energy Capital (NEC) and Eagle Hill Energy LP’s (EHELP) with signing the power purchase agreement with Yukon Energy Corporation (YEC) for the sale of all renewable electricity generated by EHELP’s 4.0 MW wind energy project currently under construction on Haeckel Hill-Thay T’äw.
This exciting milestone is a significant step forward for northern Canada’s renewable energy sector. It marks the first wind energy project signed as part of the Yukon Government’s Independent Power Production Policy’s Standing Offer Program and the first 100% Indigenous-owned wind energy project in northern Canada.
The Haeckel Hill-Thay T’äw project will utilize our EWT DW61 direct drive wind turbines specifically adapted to the challenging Yukon climate. These cold climate version of EWT’s DW61 wind turbines are equipped with black coated and heated rotor blades manufactured at our rotor blade factory in Enschede.
This project marks a significant step towards a more sustainable future, as Yukon Energy commits to purchasing wind energy from the project for the next 20 years. The Haeckel Hill Wind Project will generate clean, renewable energy, reducing carbon emissions and providing a reliable source of power for the local community. The wind turbines will power up to 650 homes over their 20-year lifespan and will replace the equivalent of more than 40-million litres of diesel fuel, which means offsetting up to 115,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.
Congratulations to all involved!