Natural Resources Minister Jerome Kennedy (left) and Nalcor CEO Ed Martin at a news conference today. — Photo by James McLeod/The Telegram
Natural Resources Minister Jerome Kennedy and Nalcor CEO Ed Martin held a news conference today to make it clear that wind power does not make sense for Newfoundland and Labrador.
Kennedy released a report by Manitoba Hydro International (MHI) which found that relying on wind power would cost at least $3.4 billion more than Muskrat Falls.
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Martin said that wind power was dismissed relatively early in their study of power options, but due to political criticism, the government ordered an independent study to take a second look.
Kennedy said MHI's analysis validates Nalcor, and serves to endorse the Muskrat Falls plan.