Alberta seeks comment on substation for Windy Point power project

The Alberta Utilities Commission said in a Dec. 1 notice that it will be considering an application for a 138-kV substation neeed by Windy Point Wind Park Ltd. to connect its 63-MW Windy Point wind farm to the Alberta Interconnected Electric System.

The substation would consist of one 34.5/138-kV step-up transformer and associated equipment and devices, and would be located in the southeast quarter of Section 27, Township 7, Range 29, west of the Fourth Meridian, adjacent to the existing Windy Point 112S substation, approximately 15 kilometers northeast of Pincher Creek, Alberta. Written submissions are due by Jan. 9, 2015.

A developer contact is: Windy Point Wind Park Ltd., Marc Stachiw, Phone: 403-266-5635, Email: stachiwm@telus.net.

The Alberta commission on Nov. 12 approved a request by Windy Point Wind Park Ltd. for a delay in construction of this wind farm project. The company is the owner of the 63-MW Windy Point Wind Park project, located approximately 15 kilometers northeast of Pincher Creek, Alberta. Windy Point requested approval of a time extension, from Aug. 31, 2015, to Aug. 31, 2016, in order to complete construction of the power plant.

Windy Point stated that it faced delayed confirmation from AltaLink Management Ltd. that the reinforcement of the transmission line from Windy Flats to Calgary would be completed by September 2015. Windy Point said that it was not certain if the power plant would be curtailed due to the delays of the in-service date of the transmission line. Windy Point also said it required additional time to secure financing for the project due to delays to the possible changes in carbon offset pricing.

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