Florida firm eyes setting up more wind farms in Ont.

A wind turbine at the Erie Shores Wind Farm near Port Burwell generates power on Friday November...

A wind turbine at the Erie Shores Wind Farm near Port Burwell generates power on Friday November 18th, 2011. (QMI Agency/Craig Glover)

John Miner, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:44 AM ET

LONDON, Ont. -- Florida-based NextEra Energy says it has an eye out for more opportunities to set up wind farms in Ontario.

Ben Greenhouse of NextEra said the company is closely watching Ontario's new procurement process for green energy projects and would consider building and operating more wind farms.

"This is our business," Greenhouse said Tuesday.

NextEra Energy announced this week that it has started supplying electricity to the grid from its two recently completed wind farms in Middlesex County.

Earlier this year, NextEra announced it had commercial production from its Bluewater wind farm in Huron County.

It pegs the cost of building the three wind farms at more than $500 million.

Although their approval by the Ontario Ministry of Energy is being appealed, NextEra this summer has started building the Jericho wind farm in Lambton County and the Goshen wind farm in South Huron.


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