Capital Power Whitla Wind Facility



​Project Status: In Development

Facility Facts

NameCapital Power Whitla Wind Facility
LocationForty Mile County, AB
Planned Capacity300 MW (potentially developed in two phases)
Fuel SourceWind
​Land​33,000 acres
Interconnection Whitla Substation
  • Capital Power is preparing to apply to the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) for approval to construct and operate the proposed Capital Power Whitla Wind Facility and associated substation.

  • The Capital Power Whitla Wind Facility is a proposed approximate 300 megawatt (MW) wind power facility (potentially developed in two phases) located approximately 35 km south west of Medicine Hat in Forty Mile County, Alberta.

  • Capital Power intends to submit its combined Power Plant and Substation Application to the AUC under Rule 007 for regulatory approval in the fall of 2017. As part of this regulatory application, Capital Power will submit a project Environmental Evaluation to Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) for review and sign-off. Capital Power has submitted applications to the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) requesting the ability to interconnect to the existing transmission infrastructure within the proposed Project area (this submission is currently under review).

  • Based on current timelines and pending the receipt of all regulatory and permitting approvals, we anticipate the Project can achieve an In-Service Date in late 2019.however, this date is subject to change depending on considerations including market conditions, government regulations, and approval.

  • Capital Power is hosting two public open houses for the proposed Project at the Bow Island Multiplex on Sept. 11, 2017 from 4 to 8 p.m. and Sept. 12 from 8 to 11 a.m. View the open house display boards (pdf)

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Last reviewed: September 2017