Canada Approves 30 MW Wind Farm

Approval to build a 30-MW wind power project near Taber, Alberta was granted by the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board to three partners, Suncor Energy Products, EHN Wind Power Canada and Enbridge. They have also applied for funding under the Canadian government’s Wind Power Production Incentive.

The facility will consist of 20 1.5-MW turbines. It is expected to generate enough clean electricity to power approximately 14,000 Alberta homes and displace the equivalent of at least 88,000 tons of carbon dioxide per year. “By investing in Chin Chute, our third wind power project, we are working to meet a growing North American electricity demand with renewable energy,” said Stephen J.J. Letwin, Enbridge VP. Construction on the $60-million Chin Chute Wind Power Project is expected to begin in September, with timelines subject to completion of an environmental review. The facility is due to be commissioned in late 2006. The three partners also own the 30 MW Magrath Wind Power Project in southern Alberta, which was commissioned in 2004 and is operated by EHN. Enbridge and Suncor own the 11 MW SunBridge project near Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, which Enbridge operates.
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