Alberta plans hearing on 120-MW E.ON wind project

The Alberta Utilities Commission will be holding a five-day hearing beginning April 27 to consider a wind power plant development application from E.ON Climate & Renewables Canada Ltd.

The company has applied to construct and operate the Grizzly Bear Creek Wind Power Project, consisting of a 120-MW wind plant, a 34.5-kV collector system and the Grizzly Bear 708S substation, in the Vermilion area. The proposed power plant would contain fifty 2.4-MW wind turbines.

The local hearing would be in Mannville, Alberta, beginning April 27 and lasting up to five days. There would also be a May 4 hearing at commission offices in Calgary.

The July 9 application said the turbines to be used are the Nordex N117/2400 IEC III model. The Nordex N117 turbines each have a capacity of 2.67 MVA, with total site nameplate capacity to be rated at 126.3 MVA and total site gross capacity at 133 MVA. The targeted commercial operation date for this project is Dec. 31, 2016.

A project contact is: Gary Martens, E.ON Climate & Renewables Canada Ltd., 306-784-2206, Email:

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