Capital Power has applied 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 298.8 megawatt (MW) wind power facility (developed in two phases) located approximately 45 kilometres southwest of Medicine Hat in the County of Forty Mile, Alberta.
In December 2017, the first 201.6 MW phase of the Project was selected for a 20-year contract by the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) in the first round of its Renewable Electricity Program (REP). Capital Power expects the construction cost for its Whitla Wind project to be between $315 million and $325 million (in Canadian dollars).
Capital Power submitted its combined Power Plant and Substation Application to the AUC under Rule 007 for regulatory approval in October 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 first phase of the Project to begin commercial operations in the fourth quarter of 2019.
Capital Power held two public open houses for the proposed Project at the Bow Island Multiplex on Sept. 11 and 12, 2017. View the open house display boards (pdf)
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Last reviewed: December 2017