Alberta seeks input on delay for 120-MW Peace Butte Wind project

The Alberta Utilities Commission said in a Sept. 13 notice that it will take comments until Oct. 4 on an application by Pteragen Canada Inc. for a time extension to complete the construction of the Peace Butte Wind Power Project.

The project consists of sixty 2-MW wind turbines, the Tothill 219S Substation and a 34.5-kV collector system consisting of underground and overhead power lines. The project is located near the village of Seven Persons in Cypress County, approximately 22 kilometers south of Medicine Hat.

Pteragen Canada is seeking an extension to complete the construction from Dec. 31, 2016, to Dec. 31, 2018. The original completion deadline was June 30, 2014, but the commission previously extended it to the current deadline. The company cited uncertainty over the schedule for Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan and the related timetable for the early retirement of coal-fired power plants in the province as the reasons for the project delay.

Project contact information is: Pteragen Canada Inc., Carlo Plava, phone 403-818-7713,

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