Riverview Wind Power Plant

Riverview Wind Power Plant

Applications for a 117.6 MW wind power project in the Pincher Creek area

Overview

The Alberta Utilities Commission is currently considering applications from Enel Alberta Wind Inc. and AltaLink Management Ltd. for the Riverview Wind Power Plant project to construct 28 4.2-megawatt (MW) turbines with a total generating capability of 117.6 MW and a collector substation in the Municipal District of Pincher Creek.

The Alberta Electric System Operator has applied for approval of the need to connect the Riverview Wind Power Plant to the Alberta Interconnected Electric System.

The AUC issued a notice of application for the Riverview Wind Power Plant project on September 4, 2018. 

Enel Alberta Wind Inc. has applied to construct and operate the Riverview Wind Power Plant that would consist of 28 4.2-MW turbines and a collector substation, designated as the Riverview Project Collector Substation.

The 28 wind turbines are proposed to be located within the Municipal District of Pincher Creek within Sections 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 18, Township 7, Range 29, west of the Fourth Meridian.

 

  Original application Amended application
Number of turbines 50 28
Turbine capacity 2.3 MW 4.2 MW
Total capacity 115 MW 117.6 MW
Height of turbines 150 metres 150 metres

 

AltaLink Management Ltd. has applied to construct the facilities to meet the need identified by the Alberta Electric System Operator, including approval to add one 240-kilovolt (kV) circuit breaker and associated equipment to the existing Castle Rock Ridge 205S Substation.

Enel Alberta Wind Inc. has also applied in a separate application for a wind power plant called the Castle Rock Ridge Phase II project (Proceeding 23753). This project is also located in the Municipal District of Pincher Creek and would consist of seven wind turbines, each rated at 4.2 MW. Phase II was originally approved to consist of 14 wind turbines, each rated at 2.31 MW, located within Sections 14 and 15, Township 7, Range 30, west of the Fourth Meridian.

 

  Original application Amended application
Number of turbines 14 7
Turbine capacity 2.31 MW 4.2 MW
Total capacity 32.34 MW 29.4 MW
Height of turbines 64 metres 82 metres

 

The AUC issued a notice of application for the Riverview Wind Power Plant project on September 4, 2018.

Submissions

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Written submissions are due October 4, 2018.

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Proceeding 2402                 Register

Application status: under review

Information session: September 27, 2018, at 6:30 p.m.

Information session location: Ramada by Wyndham Pincher Creek

 

Decision expected: To be determined

           

AUC contact: Trevor Richards
 403-592-4469 or trevor.richards@auc.ab.ca

 

Enel Alberta Wind Inc. contact: Victor Engel
603-496-3251 or victor.engel@northamerica.enel.it

 

Alberta Electric Systems Operator contact: Brenda Hill
403-539-2948 or need.applications@aeso.ca

 

AltaLink Management Ltd. contact: Michelle Lemieux
403-514-1471 or projects@altalink.ca

 

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