The Alberta Utilities Commission has approved applications from Pattern Development Lanfine Wind ULC for the construction and operation of the Lanfine Wind Power Project in Decision 22736-D01-2020, issued January 27, 2020. The approved project includes construction of 79 turbines with a total generating capability of 284.4 megawatts, two collector substations, designated as Buffalo Bird 601S Substation and Nighthawk Substation, a collector system, access roads, permanent meteorological towers and an operations and maintenance facility. Each turbine will be approximately 105 metres high with a rotor diameter of 136 metres.
The AUC held a public hearing to review the applications and submissions received to consider the applications in Proceeding 22736 from December 10 to 13 in Oyen, Alberta. After consideration of the record of the proceeding, the Commission finds that approval of the project is in the public interest.
The AUC previously issued a
notice of application on August 10, 2017, for the buildable area of the Lanfine Wind Power Project. Pattern Development Lanfine Wind ULC subsequently acquired the project from Bowark Energy Ltd. and filed additional applications in which it applied to construct, operate and interconnect the project. The AUC issued a
notice of application
which includes the project updates for the Lanfine Wind Power Plant project on March 7, 2019.
The project will be located southwest of Oyen in Special Area No. 3 and Municipal District of Acadia No. 34, within townships 25 to 27 and ranges 3 to 5, west of the Fourth Meridian.
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