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Zurich Wind Turbine

Wind Turbine Project in Zurich, Ontario


This 800kW Enercon E-48 turbine is located in Zurich, ON near Lake Huron, and produces 2,800,000 kWh/yr – enough electricity to power over 200 homes. The turbine operates under a 20-year Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) contract and is connected to the local distribution network, benefiting the nearby community. OREC is excited to bring its co-operative ownership model to this wind turbine. Driven by its vision of increasing community owned distributed renewable energy, OREC continues to raise capital from new and existing members in Eastern and Southwestern Ontario.


This is OREC’s second investment in wind energy. It solidifies OREC’s position as a key cooperative player in the distributed renewable energy space in Ontario, balancing our solar assets that generate more electricity in the summer with wind power that performs best in the winter months.

This was a perfect opportunity for us to build on our experience from the first turbine acquisition and add a substantial generation asset to OREC’s portfolio

Nate Preston

OREC President

This turbine significantly increases OREC’s electricity generation capacity and will produce about as much electricity as OREC’s three largest solar projects

Graham Findlay

OREC Board Member

In staying true to our principle of local ownership, OREC especially welcomes new members and investors from the Bruce and Huron counties

Dick Bakker

OREC co-founder and Board member



Zurich, Ontario

Annual Production

1,617 MWh / yr

Connection Date

April 2023

Average OREC Annual Revenue

$237,916 /yr

OREC Investment


Annual GHG Reduction

215.4 tonnes per year



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