Alberta commission sets review of 115-MW BluEarth wind project

The Alberta Utilities Commission recently set a procedural schedule for the review of an application from 1646658 Alberta Ltd., a subsidiary of BluEarth Renewables Inc., for a 115-MW wind project.

The planned facility would be in east-central Alberta, approximately 20 kilometers northeast of the town of Provost. The application was previously suspended due to a request from 1646658 Alberta Ltd. On April 15, the company filed a revised noise impact assessment and associated amendments to its application.

The various review deadlines from here include: applicant’s deadline to respond to information requests of June 7; interveners’ updated written evidence deadline of June 26; and commencement of hearing on Sept. 9.

Project features include:

  • Construct forty-six 2.5-MW wind turbines distributed on approximately 3,600 hectares (9,000 acres) of land.
  • Construct Bull Creek 280S substation for future connection to the Alberta Interconnected Electric System.
  • Construct a 34.5-kV collector system consisting primarily of underground power lines with some overhead sections.
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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.