Vancouver, Canada [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Finavera Renewables has announced that it has completed all of the environmental field work on its 75 megawatt (MW) Ghost Pine wind project in Alberta, Canada. This included wildlife, vegetation and land use studies, historical resource investigations and approvals, avian and raptor surveys, and preliminary geotechnical surveys.
The project’s final detailed design is close to conclusion and a planning application to the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board (EUB) will be submitted soon. It is expected that turbine foundation construction and erection would take place in 2009 with a targeted in service date of December 2009. Finavera is currently negotiating financing options for the project“The Ghost Pine wind project is our most advanced wind asset and we are now moving into an integral phase in its development. If approved, it is planned that the Ghost Pine wind project will quickly move from the development phase to the construction phase,” said Finavera Renewables CEO Jason Bak. “It is exciting to see this advanced project hitting key milestones on the path to construction and revenue generation for Finavera Renewables.”