Capital Power Whitla Wind Facility

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​Project Status: In Development

Facility Facts

NameCapital Power Whitla Wind Facility
LocationCounty of Forty Mile, AB
Planned Capacity298.8 MW (developed in two phases)
Fuel SourceWind
​Land​33,000 acres
Interconnection Whitla Substation
  • 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 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)

For any inquiries or additional information, email: canadadevelopment@capitalpower.com.  

  
  
23049_X0001_CoverLetterforWhitlaWindProjectandAssoci_0001.pdf
  
23049_X0002_rpt_123512223_whitla_wind_power_auc_appl_0002.pdf
  
23049_X0003_Attachment_1_Draft_Approval_0003.pdf
  
23049_X0004_Attachment_2_Forty_Mile_Letter_0004.pdf
  
23049_X0005_Attachment_4_AEP_Referral_Report_Whitla__0005.pdf
  
23049_X0006_Attachment_5_Signed_HRA_Response_0006.pdf
  
23049_X0007_Attachment_6_Environmental_Evaluation_Re_0007.pdf
  
23049_X0008_Attachment_7_Noise_Impact_Assessment_0008.pdf
  
23049_X0009_Attachment_8_figures_0009.pdf
  
23049_X0010_Attachment_9_Functional_Spec_P1800FS_0010.pdf
  
23049_X0011_Attachment_10_Layouts_and_Single_Line_Di_0011.pdf
  
23049_X0012_Attachment_11_ISO_Direction_Letters_0012.pdf
  
23049_X0013_Attachment_12_Environment_Canada_Evaluat_0013.pdf
  
23049_X0014_Attachment_3_Participant_Involvement_Pro_0014.pdf
  
23049_X0015_Attachment_3_Participant_Involvement_Pro_0015.pdf
  
23049_X0016_Attachment_3_Participant_Involvement_Pro_0016.pdf
  
23049_X0017_Application-23049-A001_0017.pdf
  
23049_X0018_Application-23049-A002_0018.pdf
  

 

Last reviewed: December 2017