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Enbridge, RES team up on 2nd wind farm

Enbridge Inc (ENB.TO) and RES Americas said on Wednesday they plan to build their second wind energy farm in Ontario, a C$275 million ($270 million) project on the north shore of Lake Superior,

Enbridge, best known as Canada’s second-largest pipeline operator, and RES, which has renewable energy projects in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, said the Greenwich Wind Energy Project would generate 99 megawatts, enough to power 33,000 homes.

It will include 43 Siemens (SIEGn.DE) turbines and is scheduled to be in service in late 2011.

Enbridge will have the majority stake in the project and RES unit Renewable Energy Systems Canada will build it under contract, the partners said.

The development, expected to create 300 jobs, follows the partners’ Talbot Wind Energy Project, a 99 MW wind farm near Chatham, Ontario, that is due to be completed late this year.

Power from the Greenwich project will be sold to the Ontario Power Authority under a 20-year renewable supply purchase agreement.