EDP Renewables North America (EDPR NA) and EDP Renewables Canada have put Sharp Hills Wind Farm, a 427 MW site in Alberta, into operation.
The energy offtaker for the project is Calgary-based TC Energy. Its launch follows an agreement made by EDPR NA when it joined Invest Alberta Corp.
During construction, the project created more than 400 full-time equivalent jobs and currently employs seven permanent positions to operate and maintain the project.
“Less than one year after Invest Alberta and EDP Renewables signed an agreement to spur economic growth and create high-quality jobs within the renewable energy sector in Alberta, we are celebrating the successful launch of the Sharp Hills Wind Farm” says Rick Christiaanse, Invest Alberta CEO. “This $600 million project is a big win for Alberta’s economy, having created more than 400 new jobs that bring economic vitality to rural Alberta and diversification to Alberta’s energy industry.”
In addition to Sharp Hills, the company also operates the 100 MW Nation Rise Wind Farm and the 30 MW South Branch Wind Farm, both located south of Ottawa.