After almost 12 months of fighting against the elements, the 60-turbine St. Joseph Windfarm Project located in the RMs of Montcalm and Rineland is finally complete.
Although there are another two phases proposed for the St. Joseph project, Manitoba Hydro has not determined if it will happen, said a spokesperson for the Crown corporation.
The energy from Manitoba’s wind farms is supplementary to the electric power transmission network.
Currently 4.76 per cent, 238 megawatts, of Hydro’s total energy comes from wind sources.
Many of St. Joseph’s residents as well as Manitoba politicians came out to commemorate the wind farm’s opening.
Pattern, the California-based energy company responsible for the project, hosted the event at a packed St. Joseph Community Hall.