Ontario Energy Association

Ontario Energy Association

November 13, 2008 13:09 ET

Ontario Energy Association Congratulates Kruger Energy on Completion of Port Alma Wind Power Project

MERLIN, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 13, 2008) - Ontario Energy Association (OEA) President and CEO Shane Pospisil was on hand earlier today to celebrate the opening of Kruger Energy's 101.2 megawatt Port Alma Wind Farm. Premier Dalton McGuinty and Pat Hoy, MPP, Chatham-Kent-Essex were also in attendance, as were Joseph Kruger II, President and CEO of Kruger Inc., and Jacques Gauthier, Executive Vice-President and Director, Kruger Energy.

"Kruger Energy should be extremely proud of this project, and the contribution it will make to a cleaner, greener energy supply mix for Ontario," said Pospisil. "Mr. Gauthier and the entire project development team are to be commended for their many accomplishments and achievements along the way - and today is truly a day to celebrate the new era of renewable energy in Chatham-Kent."

"Looking back to 2003, when the McGuinty government first assumed office, there was only 15 megawatts of renewable wind energy capacity in Ontario," Pospisil added. "With today's launch - and with other major wind projects coming online this Fall - wind power will account for more than 950 megawatts of installed capacity by year-end. Premier McGuinty, your government's leadership and support of renewable energy is clearly recognized and appreciated."

The 210-member Ontario Energy Association (OEA) is Ontario's premier energy trade organization, representing firms involved in the generation, transmission, distribution and marketing of electricity; and the transmission, distribution and marketing of natural gas across the province. OEA members together employ about 32,000 Ontarians and last year accounted for almost $35 billion in market revenues.

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