SAN FRANCISCO April 26, 2012 Manitoba Manitoba St. Joseph $1 million
Local officials, landowners and employees attended a ceremony to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the start of commercial operations at the St. Joseph Wind project.
Manitoba Greg Selinger
Joseph Wind Mike Garland $1 million Montcalm
The project created a total of 390 jobs, including 350 jobs during construction, the overwhelming majority of which were sourced locally with approximately 95% of the positions filled by Canadians and 75% by Manitobans. The project employs an ongoing crew of 40 operations and maintenance staff. In addition, the project outsources a wide range of services to local businesses, including maintenance and repairs, snow removal, environmental services, electricians, and waste removal, among others.
The St. Joseph Wind project provides many environmental benefits, including the reduction of more than 350,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases in the region. The project saves more than 295 million liters of water each year, compared to the same generation by a typical fossil fuel power plant. Production of an equivalent amount of electricity via natural gas would have required the consumption of 3.3 million cubic feet of natural gas.
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