Pteragen asks for delay on 120-MW Alberta wind project

Pteragen Canada Ltd. on May 27 asked the Alberta Utilities Commission for a delay, from June 30 of this year to the end of 2016, in a deadline for it to build a 120-MW wind energy project.

The company in 2013 got approvals from the commission for the Peace Butte Wind Power Project. But current market conditions have not allowed the company to begin construction. The company said it is working with AltaLink Management Ltd. on needed delays in its transmission-related obligations for the project.

The power plant and Tothill 219S substation would be located near the village of Seven Persons in Cypress County, approximately 22 kilometers south of Medicine Hat in southern Alberta. Pteragen proposed to construct 60 Gamesa G90 wind turbines, each rated at 2 MW, for a total installed capacity of 120 MW.

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