Power Renewable advances 120-MW Jenner wind project in Alberta

Power Renewable Energy Corp. (PRE) applied May 13 at the Alberta Utilities Commission for approval to construct a substation to support its 120-MW Jenner Wind Power Project (JWPP).

The JWPP boundary is located about 3.5 kilometers east of Jenner, Alberta. In March 2015, PRE submitted a Power Plant Application for the Jenner Wind Power Project.

The JWPP will consist of numerous wind turbine generators that will connect to a 240/35 kV collector substation (Halsbury 306S) via a 35 kV distribution system. PRE intends to own, operate and maintain the 240/35 kV Halsbury 306S substation, which is the subject of this substation facility application.

The Halsbury 306S substation will connect to the Alberta Interconnected Electric System (AIES) via a new 240-kV transmission line, designated as 949L, which connects to the existing Jenner 275S substation.

PRE is proposing the JWPP as a 120-MW development. Should expansion be pursued, PRE anticipates  that the JWPP could accommodate up to an additional 180 MW, potentially making the JWPP a 300-MW facility.

PRE is an independent power producer focused on developing, managing, and operating wind energy  systems. The management team has developed and constructed numerous wind farms across Canada. PRE is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Power Energy Corp. (PE). PE invests in companies operating in the renewable energy sector and holds ownership positions in two companies in this sector: Potentia Solar Inc., a solar power producer; and Eagle Creek Renewable Energy LLC, a U.S.‐based owner and operator of hydropower facilities. PE is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Power Corporation of Canada, a diversified international management and holding company.

The company said its project development timeline is:

  • Start construction – First half of 2017
  • Construction completed – August 2017
  • Connection In‐service Date – October 2017
  • Wind Farm In‐service Date – December 2017 

PRE’s head office mailing address is: Power Renewable Energy Corp., 161 Bay Street, Suite 2220, PO Box 609, TD Canada Trust Tower, Brookfield Place, Toronto, Ontario, M5J 2S1.

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