Wind power in Alberta set to increase thanks to new installment close to Vulcan

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Found this article in French today on wind power in southern Alberta, where it is both very windy and very sunny. The new wind power installation is due to be constructed near Vulcan where all the Star Trek imagery and memorabilia is.

The largest wind power project in Canada has just been approved and will see the light of day in the south of Alberta. Greengate Power Corporation intends to install the wind project by 2013 with a production capacity of 300 megawatts (MW) close to Vulcan, around 160 km south of Calgary.

The company intends to then double production in the second phase in its wind power field, producing the equivalent of electric consumption for 200 000 homes.

The province at the moment has a total wind power capacity of 800 MW, making up 6% of consumption. In 10 years this capacity should reach 4000 MW.

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