Halkirk 2 Wind

Alberta, Canada

Status

In Development

Proposed Capacity

151

MW

Wind
Status
In Development
OWNED CAPACITY

151

MW

Wind

Capital Power’s proposed Halkirk 2 Wind project would be located north of our existing Halkirk Wind facility in the County of Paintearth, Alberta.

Halkirk 2 was approved by the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) (Proceeding 25047-D01-2020) in March 2020. Since then, we’ve redesigned and refined the project with more optimal technology and reduced the footprint of the project and changed locations of wind turbines and associated infrastructure (e.g., access roads, collector lines, transmission line and substation). The preliminary design layout is at the link below.

We’re targeting to apply to the AUC in late Q2 2022 requesting an amendment to make the proposed refinements as well as a time extension for the construction completion date from December 1, 2022, to Q4 2024 to accommodate a revised timeline. We plan to submit an environmental evaluation report to Alberta Environment & Parks (AEP).

Based on current timelines and pending the receipt of all regulatory and permitting approvals, construction of Halkirk 2 Wind could tentatively begin in summer 2023 with commercial operation of the project in Q4 2024. Read our project update

Quick Facts

  • Proposed project to be comprised of between 25 to 36 wind turbines (pending final selection of make and model)
  • Project would be capable of generating enough power to meet the average annual electrical needs of over 60,000 Alberta homes (based on an average household energy usage of 600 kW/month)
  • Plan to install an Aircraft Detection Lighting System (ADLS) subject to Transport Canada, County of Paintearth’s, and other applicable approvals, to mitigate the impact of the required turbine lighting on the community.

Community Investment

The community and economic benefits for the project would be similar to those for Halkirk Wind, including a new and steady stream of municipal tax revenue, and annual lease revenues to landowners.

Development of the project will generate many jobs for the construction portion and will create permanent employment opportunities for approximately 8-10 people, including one full-time facility site manager, and service and maintenance personnel.

Capital Power is committed to being a good neighbour. Some examples of our activities and support for local community groups include:

  • Halkirk Elks Bullarama
  • Halkirk & District Volunteer Fire Department
  • Castor and District Ag Society Rodeo
  • Castor Fire and Rescue Comedy Night
  • Halkirk Hall Association
  • Castor Minor Sports
  • Castor Food Bank
  • Castor and District Museum
  • Castor Fire and Rescue Society
  • Coronation/Consort Victims Services
  • Crime Stoppers, Central Alberta Association
  • United Way of Central Alberta Society

Consultation and Engagement

We value and consider local community interests and priorities. We engage government, employees, local communities, investors, shareholders, and Indigenous communities. Our goal for every project, every facility and every initiative, internal and external, is to build, operate, and align with the interests and priorities of those closest to, and most impacted by, our operations.

Virtual Workshops

We hosted two virtual workshops in December to hear feedback from the community about our project. Thank you to all who took the time to join us and share their input!

If you missed them, you can listen to our discussion:

Site Contact

Michael Sheehan

Phone: 1-855-703-5005
Email: [email protected]
Mail: Halkirk 2 Wind Project
C/O Stakeholder Engagement
10th Floor, EPCOR Tower
1200 – 10423 101 St. NW
Edmonton, AB T5H 0E9

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