Wild Rose Wind Farm
Harnessing the Wind Posted: November 05, 2010 at 4:23 PM by Real Estate Information
The Alberta Utilities Commission has given the go ahead to the Wild Rose Wind Farm.
This project has been in the making since 2003 and has required years of environmental data collecting to ensure there was enough wind to make this project viable and successful.
Once completed, this 380 Megawatt, 250 turbine farm will provide enough renewable energy to for 50,000 homes. Its location 45km southeast of Medicine Hat puts it within the East Palliser Transmission Line. The East Palliser Transmission Line will require upgrading to plug into the wind power. The upgrading for the Line includes substations and a new line between Brooks and Medicine Hat as well as a new substation and line between Medicine Hat and Whitla.
NaturEner, the firm behind the Wild Rose Wind Farm, will be creating over 300 jobs during the construction of the Farm. It is also estimated that this project will generate $1 million in taxes for Cypress County and another $1 million in royalties for landowners. Completion is expected for late 2012/early 2013.
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