Alberta suspends review of wind project while E.ON mulls turbine choices

The Alberta Utilities Commission said in a Jan. 23 notice that it has suspended, at the request of the developer, its review of an application for a 120-MW wind project.

E.ON Climate & Renewables Canada Ltd.’s application for a 120-megawatt Grizzly Bear Creek wind power plant in the Vermilion area has been suspended,” said the notice. “On January 16, 2015, E.ON Climate & Renewables Canada Ltd. requested the proceeding be suspended pending the outcome of its turbine model review. This review is currently underway, but may not be completed until April 30, 2015. The Commission has suspended the process for this proceeding until further notice.”

The commission has cancelled the hearing that was scheduled to commence on April 27, 2015, in Mannville and to continue on May 4, 2015, in Calgary.

The company had 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 July 2014 application said the turbines to be used are the Nordex N117/2400 IEC III model.

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

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