Whitla Wind 3

Alberta, Canada


Under Construction



Owned Capacity



Under Construction






Capital Power’s 54-megawatt (MW) Whitla Wind 3 project is located in the County of Forty Mile, Alberta, and is the third phase of Capital Power’s Whitla Wind facility. Whitla Wind 3 will consist of 15 Vestas V-136 3.6 MW wind turbines, the same technology in operation at Whitla Wind 1 and to be installed for Whitla Wind 2. Whitla Wind 3 has an estimated capital cost of $92 million and is expected to be constructed concurrently with the Whitla Wind 2 project beginning in Summer 2021 with a commercial operation date in December 2021* (based on the current project schedule).


Whitla Wind 3 will generate carbon credits that can be used to hedge against Capital Power’s carbon compliance costs from its Alberta thermal generation facilities. Capital Power is in active discussions with commercial and industrial customers for renewable offtake contracts for Whitla Wind 2 and will now include Whitla Wind 3.

Capital Power has initiated the permitting process for Whitla Wind 3 with the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) and filed its Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) application in September 2020 and received approval from the AUC on March 18, 2021.

For more information, read our notice, information panels and newsletters below.

Stakeholder Engagement

Community input is important. Please reach out to us anytime with your questions or comments about the project by:

Telephone: 1-855-703-5005
Email: [email protected]
Mail: Whitla Wind Project
C/O Stakeholder Engagement
Capital Power
10th Floor EPCOR Tower
10423 101 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T5H 0E9

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.

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 programs
  • 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

Once all three phases of the Whitla Wind facility are completed by the end of 2021, it will be Alberta’s largest wind facility with 353 megawatts of generation capacity.
Brian Vaasjo
President and CEO

Site Contact

Michael Sheehan
Phone: 1-855-703-5005
Email: [email protected]

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