EDP Renewables Welcomes Local Summer Camps to South Branch Wind Farm for Day of Science and Engineering
July 30, 2014
Toronto, ON, July 29, 2014 – On Thursday, July 24th, 2014, EDP Renewables Canada along with Siemens Canada LTD, and a team of educators from the KidWind Project joined together to host more than 150 local summer campers from across the towns of Crysler, Embrun, Russell, Avonmore, Chesterville, and Morrisburg for a day filled with science and engineering based activities centered around the mechanics of wind energy.
While visiting the 30 megawatt wind farm, the campers participated in blade design challenges, where they learned the principles behind torque and aerodynamics, as well as, took a spin at engineering their own sail powered cars and learned the basics behind the science of harnessing the wind. Following the lessons and challenges, the campers took a tour of the South Branch Wind Farm and got a chance to meet with the Ontario technicians who engineered the turbines and climb them on a regular basis for maintenance. The visit then concluded with a catered lunch and open time for breakout learning and field time.
The visit was a great success and future educational outreach events and tours are being planned for later dates. For information about the South Branch Wind Farm or details on EDP Renewables Canada please visit: www.edprwindfarms.com
About EDP Renewables North America
EDP Renewables North America (“EDPR NA”) and its subsidiaries develop, construct, own and operate wind farms throughout North America. Based in Houston, Texas with 31 wind farms across the United States and Canada, EDPR NA has developed more than 4,200 megawatts (MW) and operates more than 4,000 MW of wind farms. EDPR NA’s highly qualified team has a proven capacity to develop, construct, own and operate high quality wind farms.
EDPR NA is owned by EDP Renováveis, S.A. (“EDP Renewables” or “EDPR”), a global leader in the renewable energy sector that develops, constructs, owns and operates renewable generation facilities. With a sound development pipeline, first class assets and market-leading operating capacity, EDPR has grown extensively in recent years. The company’s long-term growth is driven by favorable renewable energy market conditions. EDPR is committed to renewable energy generation as it becomes increasingly reliable and competitive due to technological advancements that lead to greater efficiencies. The company operates in the most attractive markets, continuously expanding to new areas of the world. EDPR is currently present in the United States, Spain, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, and the United Kingdom. EDPR is listed on the Euronext Lisbon Stock Exchange (NYSE Euronext: EDPR).
For more information, visit www.edprwindfarms.com