Capital Power has signed agreements that will advance the development of the proposed Whitla Wind project in the County of Forty Mile, located southwest of Medicine Hat, Alberta. The proposed site has an attractive wind resource.
Capital Power controls the site and will be the developer for the proposed 300 megawatt (MW) project, which is expected to be completed in two 150-MW phases.
The agreement provides for seven years of wind measurement data that will be used in Whitla Wind’s development.
The first phase is planned to be bid into the Alberta Electric System Operator’s (AESO) first competition under their Renewable Electricity Program. AESO’s first competition is expected in early 2017, and will procure up to 400 MW of renewable electricity generation to enter into operation in 2019.
Whitla Wind could be further expanded, with additional phases possible through asset acquisition or additional greenfield development of nearby lands.
Last reviewed: December 2016