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Canadian energy company demands clarity about offshore wind farm's future

CEO warns that Canada's potential first offshore wind farm, co-developed by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, is at risk of not being realized despite positive signs in 2017.

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The first offshore wind farm in Canada is at risk of not being realized. The pilot project St George's Bay in the state of Newfoundland has not landed any kind of purchase price agreement for the 180 MW electricity planned. If this does not arise over 2017, the project risks being relocated elsewhere, reports Recharge, referring to reports by newspaper The Western Star.

"We have to have a commitment of some sort, or an indication this will happen in the province by the end of the year, or this project could go somewhere else," said Kirkby Mercer, CEO of the energy company behind the project, Beothuk Energy.

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