Saint John Energy partnering with Halifax company on $60 million wind energy project

September 4, 2019

The CEO of Saint John Energy says the utility’s first-ever wind energy project will generate up to 16 per cent of its customer’s energy needs when it’s up and running in 2022.

Saint John Energy announced on Wednesday that it is partnering with Halifax-based Natural Forces in a $60-million project that will see up to 10 turbines built in the Spruce Lake Industrial Park on the city’s west side.

“It’s a big day and it’s a great day,” said Saint John Energy CEO Ray Robinson, saying it’s a major step forward in the company’s sustainability and growth strategy.

“It’s one of the foundational planks for introducing more renewables into the province, lowering greenhouse gases [and] lowering costs to consumers as well.”