Whitla Wind 2

Alberta, Canada

Status

In Development

Year

2021*

Proposed Capacity

97

MW

Wind
Status
In Development
Year

2021*

OWNED CAPACITY

97

MW

Wind

We’re building Whitla Wind 2, located in the County of Forty Mile, Alberta. The 97 MW facility is expected to be online and producing renewable energy by the end of 2021. Capital Power will leverage its construction experience in Alberta and from Whitla Wind 1 to minimize contingencies and mitigate risks for Whitla Wind 2, which has an expected capital cost of $165 million. Prior to commercial operations, Capital Power will pursue renewable offtake contracts with commercial and industrial customers for Whitla Wind 2.

*Expected

Quick Facts

  • Will consist of 27 Vestas V-136 (3.6 MW) wind turbines – the same wind turbine technology installed for Whitla Wind 1.
  • Will generate renewable energy credits to hedge against Capital Power’s carbon compliance costs from its Alberta thermal generation facilities.

In Q3 2020, Capital Power applied to the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) requesting a time extension for the construction completion date of Whitla Wind 2 to December 31, 2021 to accommodate a revised construction timeline for the project.

Under the same application we also requested to make minor amendments to the routing of some of the project’s collector lines and access roads. These changes are intended to minimize disturbance and reduce environmental impacts.

On September 3, 2020, the AUC issued approval for the time extension and amendments. Construction of the project’s substation and some access roads are underway with the remaining facility construction scheduled in 2021 with commercial operations beginning in December.

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Community Investment

The community and economic benefits for the project would be similar to those for Whitla Wind 1, 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, including one full-time facility site manager, as well as 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:

  • Bow Island Foremost Victim Services Golf Tournament
  • Bow Island Children’s Festival
  • Forty Mile Regional FCSS
  • Annual Foremost Rodeo
  • Burdett 105th Anniversary Committee
  • Foremost Municipal Library
  • Bow Island Municipal Library
  • Pleasant View Seniors Lodge
  • Bow Island Minor Hockey Association
  • Southern Alberta MedicAir Society HALO
  • County of Forty Mile Food Bank
  • Bow Island and District Health Foundation
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Michael Sheehan
Phone: 1-855-703-5005
Email: [email protected]

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