Ontario Energy Minister Donna Cansfield announced April 26 that the 8-MW Glen Miller hydroelectric project has begun operating on the Trent River near Trenton.
The C$21 million (US$18.74 million) project, owned by Innergex II Income Fund, will generate enough electricity for up to 4,000 homes.
Glen Miller is the first new hydro station and the fifth new renewable energy project to open in the past year as a result of the Ontario government’s renewable energy request for proposals.
Glen Miller is one of the 19 new, renewable energy projects the province has contracted with to date. Combined, the projects are to help Ontario reach its goal of generating 5 percent of its electricity capacity through renewable generation by 2007 and 10 percent by 2010.