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Wind Power News: Alberta

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These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch. They are the products of and owned by the organizations or individuals noted and are shared here according to “fair use” and “fair dealing” provisions of copyright law.


June 25, 2021 • AlbertaPrint storyE-mail story

Renewable Energy Systems hopes to build wind play northwest of Hilda

Renewable Energy Systems is hoping to break ground in 2022 on a wind project northwest of Hilda after three years of planning. The proposed Hilda Wind Power Project would be 100 megawatts produced by 20 wind turbines of generation on 7,000 acres of land. The project will connect into a 130-kilovolt AltaLink transmission line running to the east and west of the area. “So, our connection point is right on the site and is one of the reasons we chose . . . Complete story »


June 19, 2021 • AlbertaPrint storyE-mail story

Yet another southeast Alberta wind farm seeks regulator approval

Another wind farm in southeast Alberta is being put before Alberta utility regulators. The Hilda Wind Power Project would consist of 20 turbine towers on either side of Highway 41 northwest of the hamlet in Cypress County. The developer, Renewable Energy Systems Canada, submitted its application to the Alberta Utilities Commission on Wednesday. The array would produce up to 100 megawatts of electricity in peak conditions that would be put onto the Alberta power grid via a new substation and . . . Complete story »


June 10, 2021 • AlbertaPrint storyE-mail story

MD wound up over potential wind project

The image of white towers set to a mountainous backdrop has become so iconic that it’s hard to imagine a time when the Pincher Creek region didn’t have wind turbines spinning in the breeze. While renewable electrical production has its merits, the closer you get to a wind farm the less you can see the rolling foothills and mountain range southwestern Alberta is famous for, making the iconic white towers a bit of an eyesore. MD of Pincher Creek residents . . . Complete story »


June 10, 2021 • AlbertaPrint storyE-mail story

22-turbine wind farm near Seven Persons awaits regulatory OK

A plan to erect 22 wind turbines in a renewable energy facility near Seven Persons is now before utility regulators for approval. The Alberta Utilities Commission is considering a final application to build “Winnifred Wind” and will accept written submissions from anyone affected until July 9. The wind farm would be built on leased sites on privately owned land in the County of Forty Mile and Cypress County by Enerfin Energy Company of Canada. The array and underground collector network . . . Complete story »


June 10, 2021 • AlbertaPrint storyE-mail story

Public feedback deadline approaches for Jenner wind farm expansion

A proposal to more than double the size of a wind farm to be built near Jenner is approaching a deadline for public feedback in the approval process. Jenner Wind was initially planned to be constructed in three phases, with an initial 22 turbine towers included in a successful bid to supply power to the provincial grid in late 2018. That phase would produce 122 megawatts of power in peak conditions at the location northeast of the hamlet of Jenner . . . Complete story »


June 8, 2021 • AlbertaPrint storyE-mail story

Southern Albertans voice opposition to proposed wind power project

On May 25, residents of the Municipal District of Pincher Creek submitted a letter of opposition to a proposed wind power facility at a council meeting, which they said could have a variety of negative impacts. It garnered around 400 signatures. “Only a few people didn’t sign the letter of objection because they wanted more information,” said Pat MacInnis, who has lived in the M.D. since 2006. The Castle Meridian Wind Power Project by Clem Geo-Energy Corp. would be located . . . Complete story »


June 1, 2021 • AlbertaPrint storyE-mail story

Strong opposition to proposed wind farm

The municipal district has received a petition with 400 signatures signaling opposition to the proposed Castle Meridian Wind Facility. The project from Clem Geo Energy would be bordered by Highway 507 to the south and Highway 11 to the east, and is expected to generate 22 Megawatts of power. According to the Clem Geo website the company is currently at the feasibility study stage with the development. “As landowners, public stakeholders and members of the local community we are stating . . . Complete story »


June 1, 2021 • AlbertaPrint storyE-mail story

Strong opposition to proposed wind farm in MD of Pincher Creek

The municipal district of Pincher Creek has received a petition with 400 signatures signaling opposition to the proposed Castle Meridian Wind Facility. The project from Clem Geo Energy would be bordered by Highway 507 to the south and Highway 11 to the east, and is expected to generate 22 Megawatts of power. According to the Clem Geo website the company is currently at the feasibility study stage with the development. “As landowners, public stakeholders and members of the local community . . . Complete story »


May 5, 2021 • AlbertaPrint storyE-mail story

Another large wind play is seeking regulator approval

A fourth major wind farm for the area west of Seven Persons is before provincial utility regulators. Winnifred Wind would be located near the County of Forty Mile hamlet of the same name, built by Enerfin Canada, a subsidiary of Spanish renewable development company Elecnor. That company submitted plans to local municipalities over the last year and on April 30 applied to the Alberta Utilities Commission to build the project. The project would involve erecting 22 turbines and a 37-kilometre . . . Complete story »


April 14, 2021 • AlbertaPrint storyE-mail story

Company not giving up on its proposed wind farm in SE Alberta

The company behind one of the longest standing proposals to build a wind farm in southeast Alberta says it will resubmit plans next month for the Peace Butte Wind project next month. Pteragen Canada was told last month by provincial utility regulators that considering the length of time since it received construction approvals for the planned turbine field near Seven Persons, its permits would be rescinded. The head of the company, Carlo Plava of Renovalia Energy, told the News on . . . Complete story »


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