The Bow Lake Wind Project is located approximately 80 km northwest of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario predominantly on Crown land. The site is in the Algoma district, close to the eastern edge of Lake Superior and south of the Montreal River in an area that has been, and continues to be, used for hydroelectric generation, mining and forestry. The Project will have the capacity to generate up to 58.32 MW of clean renewable electricity using a total of 36 – 1.6 MW wind turbines.
Work on the Project has been ongoing for 5 years, including wind resource analysis, environmental and cultural features assessments and turbine siting. Construction started in January 2014.
The electricity generated by the Project will be sold to the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) under 20-year contracts through the Ontario Feed-in-Tariff program.
Batchewana First Nation is a full commercial partner with BluEarth Renewables on the Project, representing one of the largest economic partnerships between a First Nation and wind energy developer in Canada. As a result of this partnership the Project proponents are Nodin Kitagan Limited Partnership (for Phase 1) and Nodin Kitagan 2 Limited Partnership (for Phase 2), by their respective general partners Shongwish Nodin Kitagan GP Corp. and Shongwish Nodin Kitagan 2 GP Corp. The English name of the Project will continue to be Bow Lake Wind Farm, however BFN know and refer to the Project as Chinodin Chigumi Nodin Kitagan. BluEarth Renewables is leading the development of the Project on behalf of the partnerships.