Alberta commission takes comment on 122-MW Jenner Wind project

The Alberta Utilities Commission is taking comment until Jan. 18 on recent applications from Power Renewable Energy Corp. for the 122.4-MW Jenner Wind Power Project (JWPP).

Power Renewable Energy has applied to construct and operate this 122.4-MW wind farm under the Hydro and Electric Energy Act. Power Renewable Energy previously applied for a phase 1 buildable area wind farm approval that outlined the project and the project area. It has now specified the location and type of turbines it intends to use at the wind farm. The wind farm would consist of thirty-six 3.4-MW wind turbines.

The JWPP boundary is approximately 3.5 kilometers east of Jenner, Alberta. The land optioned for the JWPP is primarily cultivated farmland and grazing lands. The southern edge of the JWPP is five kilometers from the border of Canadian Forces Base Suffield. The Red Deer River is north of the JWPP lands, and there is an abandoned railway line that transects the site. The JWPP is in the Alberta Electric System Operator planning area.

Power Renewable Energy (PRE) proposes to develop the JWPP using the commission’s buildable areas phased process. The phase 2 (Buildable Areas) application filed Oct. 31 details the approximate 6,400 hectares of lands within the JWPP project boundary, the 1,400 hectares of buildable areas unconstrained, and the facility locations including turbines and collector system. PRE is proposing the JWPP as a 122.4 MW development. PRE will cover any potential expansions under a separate application at some future time. 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.

A project contact is: Power Renewable Energy Corp., Hemanth Shankar, Phone 647-236-6936, shankar@powerrenewableenergy.com.

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