Renewable Energy Systems Canada Inc. (RES Canada) has announced the completion of Halkirk Wind, which the company says is the largest wind project completed to date in Alberta. The 150 MW project hosts 83 Vestas V90 1.8 MW turbines and is owned by Capital Power LP, a subsidiary of Capital Power Corp.
RES Canada served as the balance-of-plant contractor for Halkirk Wind. Despite the challenging environmental conditions presented by the extremes of Alberta's winter and spring weather, RES Canada says it completed the project in just 14 months, on budget and ahead of schedule.
"RES Canada is proud to have constructed Alberta's largest wind farm," says Peter Clibbon, vice president of development at RES Canada. ‘The province has abundant wind resources, and we look forward to working on other projects like Halkirk, which will drive investment and create jobs.’
The $346 million project is located in central Alberta, near the town of Halkirk, and its electricity is sold into the province's spot market. In addition, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. is purchasing the renewable energy credits under a 20-year, fixed-price agreement.