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Berkshire Hathaway firm announces launch of $200 million Alberta wind power plant

The Rattlesnake Ridge Wind power project will be located southwest of Medicine Hat and produce enough energy to supply the equivalent of 79,000 homes, says Calgary-based BHE Canada, a subsidiary of Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Energy. Warren Buffett’s BHE Canada to build $200M wind farm A company linked to American investment guru Warren Buffett says it … Continue reading Berkshire Hathaway firm announces launch of $200 million Alberta wind power plant

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Alberta announces $1.2B in new wind energy projects

The Government of Alberta says five new wind power projects with a combined value of $1.2 billion will proceed as a result of its Renewable Electricity Program. Three of the wind projects are private-sector partnerships with First Nations, which include a minimum 25 per cent Indigenous equity component. The province says that in total, the … Continue reading Alberta announces $1.2B in new wind energy projects

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Alberta and Saskatchewan Governments Reiterate Strong Support for Wind Energy

Alberta Economic Development and Trade for Small Business Parliamentary Secretary, Saskatchewan Minister of Environment, affirm low-cost wind power as pillar of energy transition. Today the Alberta and Saskatchewan governments expressed strong support for wind energy at the opening of the 34th Annual CanWEA Conference and Exhibition, attended by approximately 1,200 utility, government, and industry leaders. … Continue reading Alberta and Saskatchewan Governments Reiterate Strong Support for Wind Energy

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Capital Power provides capital costs for Whitla Wind Energy project

The Whitla Wind project was awarded a 20-year contract by the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) in the first round of its Renewable Electricity Program (REP). Capital Power expects the construction cost for its Whitla Wind project to be between $315 million and $325 million (in Canadian dollars). Under its successful bid, Capital Power’s Whitla … Continue reading Capital Power provides capital costs for Whitla Wind Energy project

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EDPR is awarded a long-term (RESA) for 248.4 MW of wind onshore in Canada

EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR), a global leader in the renewable energy sector and one of the world’s largest wind energy producers, announces that that its Canadian subsidiary, EDP Renewables Canada Ltd., has been awarded a 20-year Renewable Energy Support Agreement (RESA), for the delivery of 248.4 MW of onshore wind generation by the Alberta Electricity … Continue reading EDPR is awarded a long-term (RESA) for 248.4 MW of wind onshore in Canada

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Enel to build 146 MW of new wind capacity in Canada following first renewables tender win in the country

Enel S.p.A. (“Enel”), through its US-based renewables subsidiary Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (“EGPNA”), has been awarded two 20-year Renewable Energy Support Agreements (“RESAs”) for 146 MW1 of new wind capacity in Alberta, Canada, in a tender launched by the Alberta Electric System Operator (“AESO”). In line with the two agreements, Enel will build … Continue reading Enel to build 146 MW of new wind capacity in Canada following first renewables tender win in the country

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Alberta’s Renewable Electricity Program has resulted in the lowest ever price for wind energy in Canada

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) commends the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) and the Government of Alberta for the successful implementation of the first phase of its Renewable Electricity Program (REP), which has resulted in the lowest-ever price for wind energy generation in Canada. As announced today, the AESO will secure power from three … Continue reading Alberta’s Renewable Electricity Program has resulted in the lowest ever price for wind energy in Canada

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IKEA in contract for wind energy

Apex Clean Energy has signed a multiyear contract with IKEA to operate the 46MW Oldman 2 wind farm in Alberta. The project, which is located near Pincher Creek, is the fourth that Apex is managing for IKEA in North America. It consists of 20 Siemens 2.3MW turbines. Apex will provide both remote asset management and on-site … Continue reading IKEA in contract for wind energy

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IKEA buys second Alberta wind farm

IKEA Canada has acquired its second wind farm in Alberta, purchasing the 88 MW Wintering Hills facility near Drumheller for approximately $61 million. The furniture retailer, which purchased a 48 MW wind farm near Pincher Creek in 2013, has vowed to become globally “energy independent” by 2020. The Wintering Hills facility, which was jointly owned … Continue reading IKEA buys second Alberta wind farm

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BluEarth announces Bull Creek wind power plant is now producing renewable power in Alberta

BluEarth Renewables Inc. (“BluEarth”) announced that the Bull Creek Wind Facility (“Bull Creek”) is now fully operational. Bull Creek is the first of BluEarth’s renewable power projects in Alberta to achieve operation.   Located approximately 20 km northeast of Provost, Alberta, Bull Creek’s 17 General Electric wind turbines have a combined nameplate capacity of 29.2 … Continue reading BluEarth announces Bull Creek wind power plant is now producing renewable power in Alberta

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Blackspring Ridge Wind Project Receives CanWEA Wind Energy Project Award

The award was bestowed jointly to EDF EN Canada and Enbridge Inc. as co-owners of the 300 megawatt (MW) Blackspring Ridge Wind Project located in Alberta.  EDF EN Canada Inc., a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, was presented with the Canadian Wind Energy Association’s (CanWEA) Wind Energy Project Award. The award was bestowed jointly to … Continue reading Blackspring Ridge Wind Project Receives CanWEA Wind Energy Project Award

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1,871 MW of wind energy capacity was installed in five provinces in Canada in 2014

For the second consecutive year, the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is pleased to announce that Canada has set a record for the installation of new wind energy capacity. A total of 1,871 MW of wind energy capacity was installed in five provinces in Canada in 2014, with most growth centred in Ontario (850 MW), … Continue reading 1,871 MW of wind energy capacity was installed in five provinces in Canada in 2014

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Vestas wins wind energy deal for three Canadian wind power projects

TransAlta Renewables Inc. renews service agreements with Vestas for 204 MW of capacity in Fort MacLeod – Pincher Creek area of Alberta. Vestas has received a seven-year agreement to service the Ardenville, Blue Trail and Summerview II wind projects.  Located in the Fort MacLeod and Pincher Creek areas of Alberta, the three facilities total 68 … Continue reading Vestas wins wind energy deal for three Canadian wind power projects

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Albertans solidly support development of more wind energy

Environmentally and economically, there are too many upsides to renewables like wind energy for Alberta to ignore. This is confirmed by recent public opinion research done by Nanos Research on behalf of the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA). Nanos Research examined the views of Albertans on a wide range of electricity issues, focusing on the … Continue reading Albertans solidly support development of more wind energy

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Alberta makes good on plan to harness wind power

“We have over 750 wind turbines. It’s quite amazing for the province,” says wind energy community liaison, Kris Hodgson. “We have about 1,100 megawatts of wind energy being produced which is quite substantial. (It) powers about 600,000 homes and the majority of all the wind farms are down here in the south.” The province is … Continue reading Alberta makes good on plan to harness wind power

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Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) congratulates new Alberta Premier-designate; wind power poised to support Alberta’s drive for environment

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) congratulates new Alberta Premier-designate Jim Prentice on his first-ballot victory on Saturday, and stands ready to work with his government to ensure wind energy continues on its path as an established and growing player in the Alberta electricity market. One of Mr. Prentice’s five campaign priorities was to establish … Continue reading Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) congratulates new Alberta Premier-designate; wind power poised to support Alberta’s drive for environment

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First wind turbines erected at Mainstream’s Oldman 2 wind farm in Canada

Global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power has successfully erected the first of 20 wind turbines at its 46 megawatt Oldman 2 wind farm, located in Alberta, Canada. Mainstream started construction works in September 2013 and the wind farm is expected to the operational in August 2014. The wind farm is using 20 Siemens … Continue reading First wind turbines erected at Mainstream’s Oldman 2 wind farm in Canada

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EDF Energies Nouvelles commissions the most powerful wind farm in Western Canada, of 300 MW

Continuing its development in Canada, EDF Energies Nouvelles is announcing the commissioning of the Blackspring Ridge wind farm by its local subsidiary EDF EN Canada. This facility, which has 300 MW in installed capacity, is now the most powerful in Western Canada. Located close to Lethbridge in Alberta province, the Blackspring Ridge wind farm is … Continue reading EDF Energies Nouvelles commissions the most powerful wind farm in Western Canada, of 300 MW

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Siemens expands wind power presence to Western Canada with agreement for first Alberta installation

Siemens Canada has expanded its wind power footprint in Canada to the Province of Alberta via an agreement for Mainstream Renewable Power’s Oldman 2 wind project. The deal will see Siemens supply, deliver and commission 20 SWT-2.3-101 wind turbines with a hub height of 80 metres and blade length of 49 metres. Mainstream is currently … Continue reading Siemens expands wind power presence to Western Canada with agreement for first Alberta installation

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IKEA Becomes Largest Retail Wind Energy Investor in Canada

IKEA Canada announced today that they have purchased a 46 megawatt (MW) wind farm in Pincher Creek, Alberta. The 20-turbine wind farm will be the largest owned by a Canadian retailer and is expected to generate 161 gigawatt hours (GWh) each year, which is more than double the total energy consumption of IKEA Canada. The … Continue reading IKEA Becomes Largest Retail Wind Energy Investor in Canada

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