E.ON wins approvals for 120-MW Grizzly Bear Creek Wind Project in Alberta

The Alberta Utilities Commission on May 19 approved applications filed in 2014 by E.ON Climate & Renewables Canada Ltd. for the construction and operation of the 120-MW Grizzly Bear Creek Wind Power Project.

The project would be located in an area south of the town of Mannville, in portions of both the County of Minburn and the County of Vermilion River.

The project would consist of these components:

  • Fifty 2.4-MW wind turbines with a total capacity of 120 MW;
  • Each tower would be 91 meters tall and have a rotor diameter of 116.8 meters. The maximum height at tip of blade would be 149.4 meters;
  • A 34.5-kV collector system consisting of underground power lines located within the project area;
  • The Grizzly Bear Creek Wind Power Project Substation 708S for future connection to the Alberta Interconnected Electrical System. The substation would contain four 34.5-kV circuit breakers, a 240-kV circuit breaker and a 240×144/34.5-kV transformer.
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