Sharp Hills Wind Project Amendments

Sharp Hills Wind Project Amendments

Applications to amend approved wind power project in the Sedalia area

Overview

The Alberta Utilities Commission recently approved the Sharp Hills Wind Project Amendment project on December 20, 2019, in Decision 24401-D01-2019. The initial Sharp Hills Wind Project was approved by the AUC in Decision 22665-D01-2018 which was issued on September 21, 2018. EDP Renewables SH Project GP Ltd. filed new applications to the AUC in April 2019 to amend the approved wind farm in the Sedalia area. The AUC held a hearing to review the application and submissions received on October 21, 2019, in its Calgary hearing room. 

EDP Renewables SH Project GP Ltd. is approved for the following amendments to the Sharp Hills Wind Project in its new application:

  • Splitting the project into two phases, designated as Sharp Hills Phase I and Sharp Hills Phase II.
  • Reducing the number of turbines from 83 to 71.
  • Changing the turbine model from 3.6-megawatt Vestas turbines to 4.2-megawatt Enercon turbines.
  • Adjusting access roads and the collector system.
  • Modifying the transformers at the Sedalia 363S Substation from two 169-megavolt ampere transformers to one 288-megavolt ampere transformer and one 58-megavolt ampere transformer.

With these amendments, the project’s capability reduced from 298.8 megawatts to 298.2 megawatts, with the maximum height of the turbines being reduced from 200 metres to 197.3 metres. 

EDP Renewables SH Project GP Ltd.'s applications for review and variance of Condition 20 of Power Plant Approval 22665‑D02‑2018, which relates to post-construction monitoring, were also approved. 

The wind farm will be located in Special Areas 3 and 4, within Townships 31 to 33 and Ranges 4 to 6, near Sedalia, Alberta.

Submissions

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Proceeding 24401                 Register

Application status: completed

 Decision: 24401-D01-2019, issued December 20, 2019


 Hearing dates: October 21-23, 2019

 Hearing location: William Andrew Grieve Hearing Room, Calgary, Alberta 

AUC contacts: 

Kloria Wen 403-592-4367 or kloria.wen@auc.ab.ca 

Victor Choy 403-592-4439 or victor.choy@auc.ab.ca

 

 EDP Renewables SH Project GP Ltd. contact:
Tom LoTurco
416-804-6407 or tom.loturco@edpr.com

 

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