Finavera Wind Energy

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Finavera Wind Energy Inc.
Company typePublic
Industrypower generation
Founded2003 (2003)
DefunctDecember 14, 2017 (2017-12-14)
FateAcquired by Solar Alliance Energy Inc.
Key people
Jason Bak (CEO)
Productswind energy

Finavera Wind Energy Inc. is a former Canadian wind power company, between 2007 and 2017, that owned and operated wind farms in northeastern British Columbia. Headquartered in Vancouver, the company began listing shares on TSX Venture Exchange in 2007[1] until it was acquired in 2017 by Solar Alliance Energy Inc TSXSOLR. Formerly named Finavera Renewables Inc., the company develops wind farms in Canada and Ireland. The company was founded in Dublin, Ireland, in 2003. On 4 April 4, 2005, Finavera acquired a 10% stake in the wave energy technology company AquaEnergy Group, and in 2006, it acquired rest of the shares in AquaEnergy.[2] AquaEnergy became a wholly owned subsidiary of Finavera and was renamed Finavera Renewables Ocean Energy. It developed the AquaBuOY wave energy conversion technology with plan to install the converter in Makah Bay off the coast of Newport, Oregon. However, in 2010 Finavera Renewables Ocean Energy was sold and Finavera concentrated to the wind energy.[3]


The company developed four wind projects in the Peace Region in Northern British Columbia that could provide up to 301 megawatts (MW) of electricity which is approximately consumption of 75,000 households. The program includes of the Tumbler Ridge, Wildmare, Meikle, and Bullmoose wind farms.[4] In March 2010, BC Hydro awarded Finavera with four 25-year electricity purchase agreements under its 2008 Clean Power Call. For financing this program, Finavera has partnered with GE Energy with the signing of a $7.5 million Joint Development Agreement.[5]

Finavera is a minor partner in the 105 MW Cloosh Valley wind project in Ireland. 90% of the project is owned by SSE Renewables, a subsidiary of Scottish and Southern Energy.[6][7]


  1. ^ "Finavera Renewables Begins Trading on the TSX-V". 2007-01-05. Retrieved 2011-01-16.
  2. ^ "Finavera Renewables Acquires 100% of AquaEnergy Group" (Press release). Finavera. 2006-06-21. Retrieved 2011-01-16.
  3. ^ "Finavera Renewables announces sale of Ocean Energy division" (Press release). Finavera. 2010-07-02. Archived from the original on 2011-07-11. Retrieved 2011-01-16.
  4. ^ "Finavera Renewables Advances Towards Finance Agreement for British Columbia Wind Projects" (Press release). Finavera. 2010-12-02. Retrieved 2011-01-16.
  5. ^ "Finavera Renewables Signs $7.5 million Joint Development Agreement with GE Energy". OilVoice. 2010-07-27. Retrieved 2011-01-16.
  6. ^ Mordant, Nicole (2010-08-25). "Finavera sells stake in Irish wind farm, stock up". Reuters. Retrieved 2011-01-16.
  7. ^ "Finavera Renewables Sells Majority Share Of Irish Wind Project". alarm:clock. 2010-08-25. Archived from the original on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2011-01-16.

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