Project Development, Wind Power

Canadian Wind Farm Growing

Canadian Wind Technology, Inc., which is 100 per cent owned by the Vestas Group, has received an order for the supply of 55 units of the V47-660 kW wind turbines with an option for an additional 59 turbines from Vision Quest Wind Electric Inc. based in Alberta, Canada.

Alberta, Canada – October 31, 2002 [SolarAccess.com] Provided the option is fully utilised by the customer, the total value to Vestas is approximately €50 million (US$50 million). The turbines will be installed at a new 75 MW wind farm located at McBride Lake in southern Alberta. The initial order of turbines will be delivered in 2002 and the additional turbines in the first quarter of 2003. Vision Quest Wind Electric Inc. is active as a generator in Alberta and a pioneer in innovative wind energy development in Canada. Vision Quest sells Green Energy Electricity and Green Energy Tags that are green power products from pure wind energy. Vision Quest has already 67 units of the Vestas V47-660 kW turbines operating in Alberta. The new 75 MW project once fully built will be co-owned by Vision Quest together with Enmax Corporation, a Calgary based public utility. Enmax will purchase the entire power output for their Greenmax program, the largest green power marketing program in Canada and one of the most successful programs of its kind in North America. “We are very pleased that Vision Quest Wind Electric Inc. has once again selected Vestas as their wind turbine supplier,” said Svend Sigaard, Managing Director of Vestas Wind Systems A/S. “We see this as a very important project providing evidence of the competitiveness of wind energy and Vestas technology.”