Wind power company moving ahead with B.C. plan
July, 30 - 9:33 PM
VANCOUVER(CKNW/AM980)--A company hoping to create North America's first wind-power farm has passed yet another hurdle.
Nai Kun Wind Development, which is a subsidiary of a Vancouver-based company, says the B.C. Transmission Corporation has finished the B.C. Wind Integration System expansion.
This project will help determine how the company's proposed wind farm in Hecate Strait, between the Queen Charlotte islands and the mainland, will connect to the power grid.
The Nai Kun project still has to get the green light from the Haida, though talks are said to be progressing.
The company hopes to have its final engineering done in january.
From there, the giant fans will start turning in the gusty waters of Hecate Strait by September of 2006.
Full operation of North America's first wind farm is expected September of 2007.
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