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November 29, 2021

Blackspring Ridge Wind Farm, Canada

By Carmen

Blackspring Ridge Wind Farm is a 298.8MW onshore wind power project. It is located in Alberta, Canada. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2013 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in May 2014.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Onshore 298.8 298.8 Active Alberta, Canada EDF Renewables Canada; Greengate Power

Description

The project was developed by EDF Renewables Canada and Greengate Power. EDF Renewable Development and Enbridge are currently owning the project.

The project generates 1,000GWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 140,000 households. The project cost is $600m.

The project has 80m high towers.

Development Status

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The project is currently active. The project construction commenced in 2013 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in May 2014.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Pacific Gas and Electric under a power purchase agreement for a period of 20 years.

Contractors Involved

M. A. Mortenson was selected to render EPC services for the wind power project.

Vestas Wind Systems was selected as the turbine supplier for the wind power project. The company provided 166 units of V100-1.8 MW turbines, each with 1.8MW nameplate capacity.

Vestas Wind Systems is the O&M contractor for the wind power project for a period of 20 years.

About EDF Renewables Canada

EDF Renewables Canada Inc (EDF Renewables Canada), a subsidiary of EDF Renewables SA, is a provider of renewable energy services. The company develops, builds and operates wind, solar and biomass energy worldwide through its subsidiaries. It offers renewable energy services to corporate, industries and commercial purchasers. EDF Renewables Canada also provides third-party operations and maintenance services in North America with over 10 gig watts of power under contract. Along with the wind, solar energies it also involved in hydro, marine, biogas, biomass and geothermal energy development. Further, EDF Renewables Canada is engaged in energy storage. The company has the business presence in 20 countries. EDF Renewables is headquartered in Toronto, Canada with an additional office in Montreal, Canada.

About Greengate Power

Greengate Power Corporation is engaged in the development of wind energy projects with its available transmission capacity. The company has been involved in several projects some of them are Halkirk Wind Project, Blackspring Ridge Wind Project, Stirling Wind Project, Wintering Hills Wind Project, Ponoka Wind Project, Chigwell Wind Project, and Radar Hill Wind Project. Greengate Power Corporation is headquartered in Alberta, Canada.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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