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Boralex develops, builds and operates renewable energy power facilities in Canada, France and the United States. A leader in the Canadian market and producer of onshore wind power, the Corporation is recognized for its solid experience in optimizing its asset base in four power generation types — wind, hydroelectric, thermal and solar. Boralex ensures sustained growth by leveraging the expertise and diversification developed over the past 25 years.

www.boralex.com

Alberta Wind Energy Corporation (“AWEC”) was formed in 2003 to develop independent wind farm projects. AWEC has proven to provide the local experience required for bringing projects from inception to completion and has partnered with large international renewable energy developers on numerous projects at various stages of development. Alberta Wind Energy Corporation is active in supporting the wind and solar industries across Canada.

www.albertawindenergy.com

The Windy Point Wind Farm is being developed by the Alberta Renewable Power Limited Partnership (“ARPLP”), a newly formed joint venture between Alberta Wind Energy Corporation (“AWEC”) and Boralex. The project is backed by the local expertise of AWEC, one of the longest serving developers in Alberta, and Boralex, a publicly listed company (BLX) and leader in the Canadian market with over 25 years experience in the renewable energy space.

ARPLP is actively supporting the wind and solar industries across Canada and are excited about bringing this project online.

Benefits of Wind Development

  1. Job creation from development to construction and operations
  2. Increase in tax base that could be used for community projects or enhancements
  3. Economic growth and opportunities for local companies

Quick Facts

  1. Every megawatt of installed wind power capacity replaces approximately 300 metric tonnes of C02
  2. Turbines are designed to last 20+ years
  3. Costs of wind development have declined nearly 70% since 2009 and continues to decline with new technologies and innovation

Alberta's Market

  1. The Alberta Government is calling on 5000MW of renewable energy by 2030
  2. Wind power is currently only supplying 6 percent of Alberta’s electricity
  3. Alberta is home to a world class wind resource

Project Background

  • Wind testing at Windy Point commenced in 2006. Results of these studies are extremely positive as Southern Alberta represents some of the best wind in Alberta.
  • All required federal, provincial and municipal permits for the wind power plant have been obtained. Work on permits for the substation are ongoing and near completion.
  • Construction and operation is expected by 2020.
  • The project is currently in stage 4 of the AESO interconnection process.

Project Status

Stakeholders are key contributors and are important to the success of this project, this area will be populated with recent updates so please stay tuned as the project evolves.

Project Documents

Wind Studies and Land Control 100%
Site Studies and Permitting90%
Engineering and Design 85%
Construction 0%
Operation0%

Contact Us

403-266-5635 or toll free 1-855-604-6403