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Bear Mountain Wind Park gets large investment

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The Bear Mountain Wind Park project will be receiving up to $20.5 million over the next ten years through the ecoENERGY for Renewable Power program.

Prince George-Peace River M.P. Jay Hill made the announcement on Thursday afternoon, after touring the project grounds in Dawson Creek.

The Bear Mountain Wind Park will have 34 turbines with a total capacity of 102 megawatts and will cover approximately 25 hectares of land on top of Bear Mountain.

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Minister Hill says the investment will help create jobs, stimulate the economy and improve the environment.

The project is owned by Bear Mountain Wind Limited Partnership, a subsidiary of AltaGas Income Trust. The electricity generated will be sold to BC Hydro.

The $1.5-billion ecoENERGY for Renewable Power program provides a one cent per kilowatt-hour incentive, with the goal of increasing Canada’s renewable electricity capacity by more than 4,000 megawatts – enough to power a million homes.

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