Halifax, Nova Scotia-based Shear Wind Inc. has provided an update on its wind generation projects located at various locations in Alberta. The three projects are Glenridge Wind Farm (phase I – 100 MW, phase II – 100 MW) in southeast Alberta, Coyote Ridge (phase I – 120 MW, phase II – 380 MW) in the South, and Willowridge (100 MW) in the Southwest.
Shear Wind reports that environmental impact studies have been completed. The studies include various environmental characteristics of soil, water and species. Community-based features, such as socioeconomic conditions, aboriginal heritage and other cultural resources, were also examined.
The studies will be submitted to the provincial and federal environmental authorities for approvals. The first submission will be that of Glenridge Wind Facility, which is a confirmed 100 MW opportunity in southeast Alberta, approximately 60 miles north of Medicine Hat.
‘Glenridge will be our first Alberta project in construction, and we are moving quickly to obtain all the necessary approvals over the winter months, with the expectation that we will have turbines up and turning by late 2010 in Alberta,’ says Mike Magnus, president and CEO of Shear Wind. ‘This is an extremely important step in the development of our extensive cross-Canada wind development pipeline. With construction in Nova Scotia and Alberta, we feel our diversity of project siting and growth strategy has been instrumental in establishing the value inherent in our pipeline.’
SOURCE: Shear Wind Inc.