Meikle Wind will create economic benefits for the local region and British Columbia throughout operations. Over the 25-year term of the power purchase agreement with BC Hydro, Meikle Wind will contribute more than $70 million dollars in payments for property taxes, the Crown lease and community benefits.

The facility supports the local economy by:

  • Employing local skilled and unskilled labor and contractors
  • Providing employment and training opportunities to local residents and First Nations Communities
  • Purchasing goods and services from communities in the region
  • Increasing revenue for service businesses such as local restaurants and hotels

Creates job opportunities:

  • An average of 150 workers were on-site during construction activity, up to 275 workers during peak construction periods.  
  • 9 full-time permanent positions during operations in addition to the use of local subcontractors
  • Maintenance personnel generally need to be proficient mechanics or electrical/electronic technicians

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