BluEarth marks commissioning of 29-MW Bull Creek Wind project in Alberta

BluEarth Renewables Inc. on June 9 celebrated the official commissioning of the Bull Creek Wind Facility, which is the first of BluEarth’s renewable power projects in the Canadian province of Alberta to become operational.

The celebration brought over 80 stakeholders to Bull Creek’s site near Provost, Alberta, BluEarth noted in a June 10 statement. Electricity generated by Bull Creek is sold to 25 Alberta school boards through agreements reached with leadership from the Alberta Schools Commodity Purchasing Consortium (CPC). The CPC ran a competitive process to select a renewable power developer to provide its members with an option for a long-term, low-impact affordable source of electricity. BluEarth was selected as the partner to develop a project to meet the CPC’s requirements.

Said Grant Arnold, BluEarth’s President and CEO: “I am grateful to the CPC for trusting and working with BluEarth in order to make this uniquely contracted project a reality that will benefit current and future generations of Albertans. I also wish to sincerely thank the communities surrounding Bull Creek for their support over the years.”

Bull Creek has a nameplate capacity of 29.2 MW. During construction, Bull Creek provided over 60,000 worker hours of employment with a peak of approximately 60 onsite jobs. There are also four permanent operating positions that have been created.

Headquartered in Calgary, BluEarth is a private, independent renewable power producer, focused on the acquisition, development, construction, and operation of wind, water, and solar projects, with a focus on Canada.

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