Renewable energy firm Pteragen Canada has secured final regulatory approval from the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) to construct the 120MW Peace Butte Wind Power Project in Alberta.
Located around 22km south of the city of Medicine Hat, the wind power project will be built on 8,800 acres of land with an investment of over $200m.
After completion, the wind farm is expected to generate 360,000MWh of renewable energy per year, enough to power 50,000 average households.
The wind farm is anticipated to offset 250,000 tonnes of sustainable and verifiable emissions in Alberta.
Pteragen Canada, a subsidiary of Renovalia Energy Wind Canada, said that transmission has already been secured onto an existing 138kV transmission line running directly through the property.
Construction of the wind farm is expected to start in early 2014 and be completed by the fourth quarter of 2014.
Renovalia CEO Jaime Galobart said the project will be the company’s eleventh wind project in its global portfolio, which adds to more than 600MWs in operation and construction.
"We are also very excited with the prospect of building the project and working with local engineering and construction firms that will provide significant economic benefits to S.E. Alberta," Galobart added.
Image: Peace Butte Wind Power Project is expected to generate 360,000MWh of renewable energy per year. Photo: Courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net.