NextEra yieldco's Bluewater online

NextEra Energy chief executive Jim Robo

NextEra Energy chief executive Jim Robo

NextEra Energy Partners, the yieldco subsidiary of NextEra Energy, the largest renewables generator in North America, says its 59.9MW Bluewater Wind Energy Center in Ontario has begun commercial operation.

The facility utilizes 37 General Electric 1.6MW wind turbines. It will power about 15,000 homes in the Canadian province.

The facility has a long-term off-take feed-in tariff agreement with the Ontario Power Authority.

Earlier this month, NextEra Energy Partners raised $442.7m net proceeds from its initial public offering.

The yieldco owns 10 projects representing about 990MW capacity - 30% of it solar and the rest wind.

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