Visitors are welcome to come and view Ontario's first commercial wind farm, just west of Highway 21, north of Tiverton in the municipality of Kincardine .
Five 1.8-megawatt wind turbines supply enough electricity to the province's grid to power between 2,000 and 3,000 homes on an annual basis. Monitored remotely, the turbines spin approximately 95 per cent of the time, producing variable amounts of electricity in correspondence with the power of the wind. The turbines are 117-metres tall from ground to blade peak.
Huron Wind shares a parking lot and picnic area with the adjacent Bruce Power Visitors' Centre . An interpretive display is located near the fence line and information kiosks are located in a Huron Wind section of the Visitors' Centre.
While visitors are welcome at the fence line to view the wind farm anytime, the neighbouring Bruce Power Visitors' Centre is normally open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday (closed statutory holidays and, on occasion, for private functions). Energy presentations are held hourly during the summer months and can be arranged for school or tour groups year-round by calling (519) 361-7777.
More information on Huron Wind , including an educational component for school children, can be found on the website.