Caribou Wind Park is located 70 km west of Bathurst in north-central NB. With a 99 megawatt capacity, the Caribou site covers 25 km from end to end.
It has 16 wind turbines in one section and 17 in the other. Each of these 33 ‘Vesta-90’ turbines is rated at 3.0 megawatts. Situated east of Mount Carleton, which is the highest peak in the Maritimes, Caribou benefits from exposure to the region’s strong prevailing winds. It began operations in 2009 and is owned by GDF SUEZ Energy North America.
The electricity generated at Caribou is sold to NB Power under a 20-year power purchase agreement.