Wolfe Island

The Wolfe Island wind facility near Kingston, Ontario began commercial operation mid-2009. The site has a nameplate capacity of 197.8 megawatts and includes 86 wind turbines.

The power produced from Wolfe Island is sold under a 20-year Renewable Energy Supply II Contract with the Ontario Power Authority.

TransAlta owns and operates the Wolfe Island facility through its wholly owned subsidiary Canadian Hydro Developers.

At a Glance

  • Technology: Siemens SWT-2.3-93 turbines, 80 metre towers

Environmental Highlights

Post-Construction Monitoring

Post-construction monitoring documents of our Wolfe Island facility can be accessed on this page.

Request A Tour

Guided tours – Depending on staff availability, we are able to provide tours of the Wolfe Island facility for groups of 10 or more. If your organization is interested in a tour, please e-mail Bill Chambers or Erin White at least two weeks prior to your requested tour date.

Self-guided tours – If your group is smaller than 10 people, we encourage you to visit the Information Centre south of Highway 96 on the 5th Line Road.  The Centre features two information boards packed with great information about the development process of this wind facility.

If you’re interested in taking a tour on your own around the Island, download a self-guided tour map or pick one up at the Wolfe Island Business and Tourism (WIBTA) kiosk, located in Marysville.

While touring, please respect the private property of landowners and remain on public roads at all times.

Note: We gratefully acknowledge Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) for its support for this project through the eco Energy for Renewable Power (eERP) program.

Note: Wolfe Island operates as Canadian Renewable Energy Corp.

Facts & Figures 

Location: Wolfe Island, ON
Fuel: Wind
Capacity (MW): 198
Ownership: 100%
Operator: Yes
First on-stream: 2009
Revenue Source: LTC
Builder: Yes
Contract Expiry: 2029