Ramea, Newfoundland and Labrador (NST) is a small town located on Northwest Island, one of a group of five major islands located off the south coast of the island of Newfoundland, Canada. The Island is approximately 3.1 km long by 1 km wide. The remaining islands in the archipelago are Great (or Big) Island, Middle Island, Harbour Island, South West Island, and The Great Columbier.
Canada's first wind-diesel demonstration project was completed with the support of CETC-Ottawa. Six 65 kW wind turbines were installed on the island of Ramea , Newfoundland . The objective of the project was to demonstrate that the Wind-Diesel Integrated Control System (WDICS) can be used to displace diesel power generation by introducing wind to the island's grid and to show significant energy efficiency and reliability for northern, remote or isolated locations.CANMET Energy Technology Centre-Ottawa (CETC-Ottawa)
The Wind-Diesel pilot program generates around 1 million kWh electricity / yr and removes approximately 750 tonnes of emissions annually.
Ramea has recently been selected as the pilot site for a Wind-Hydrogen power system. The project is being undertaken by Hydro in partnership with Natural Resources Canada, Memorial University, University of New Brunswick and Frontier Power Systems.
|Population in 2001||754|
|Population change from 1996||-30.2%|
|Number of families||255|
|Number of married couples||185|
|Total number of dwellings||290|
|Land Area (sq. km.)||1.89|
Statistics Canada detail demographics follow link here
Walking to the island's highest point on top of Man O'War Hill offers excellent views of archipelago and across to White Bear Bay.
Every year the islands plays host to a traditional music festival on the second weekend of August.
There is a small softball field near the school, in which many of the town's youth enjoy themselves at the sport in their spare time. The school's own team, the St. Boniface Bobcats, were the winners of the boy's AAA softball regionals for southwest Newfoundland in fall of 2007.