Project Development, Wind Power

Chin Chute Wind Power Sends Electricity to Alberta Grid

The Chin Chute Wind Power Project, a 30-megawatt (MW) joint venture project between Acciona Wind Energy Canada Inc., Enbridge Income Fund, and Suncor Energy Products Inc., is now operational and sending electricity to the Alberta Interconnected Electric System. The CDN$60 million facility is 20 kilometers southwest of Taber.

Although turbine and substation construction were completed in September, transmission line commissioning, tie-ins and connections required for electricity delivery to the power grid were completed in late October. Operated by Acciona, the wind farm consists of 20 1.5-MW turbines and a 20-kilometer transmission line. Acciona Wind Energy Canada Inc., formerly EHN, is owned 100% by Acciona S.A., based in Spain and dedicated to infrastructures and services aimed at sustainable development and social welfare. Acciona Energy, a developer, builder, operator and owner of renewable energy projects, installed 4,259 megawatts (MW) in renewables, of which 2,993 MW belong to the group.