Whitla Wind Power Project

Whitla Wind Power Project

Applications for a 298.8 MW wind power project in the County of Forty Mile


The Alberta Utilities Commission is currently considering a project from Capital Power Whitla LP to construct and operate wind power plant in the county of Forty Mile. If you feel you may be affected by applications submitted by Capital Power for a wind power plant and associated collector system and substation, you can provide input by filing a submission with the AUC to review before it makes its decision.

The Alberta Utilities Commission is currently reviewing the applications and submissions received which can be accessed through the eFiling System by going to Proceeding 23049. A notice of application was issued on November 6, 2017 asking those that wish to participate in the proceeding to provide their submissions.

The project consists of a 298.8-MW wind power plant, underground collector system, an operation and maintenance building, and a project substation. The applicant has applied for 83 turbines and has selected the Vestas V136 turbine, each rated at 3.6 MW with a hub height of 105 metres and a rotor diameter of 136 metres. The applicant stated the project would be developed in two phases; phase one is comprised of 56 turbines locations with a capability of 201.6 MW and phase two is comprised of 27 turbine locations with a capability of 97.2 MW. The project is located south of Bow Island, approximately 44 kilometres southwest of the Medicine Hat.

Capital Power has also outlined the proposed Whitla Wind Facility project on its website.

Find out how the Commission has dealt with certain issues in previously issued power plant decisions.


The eFiling System should be accessed to view the applications and the other documents the AUC will be considering in this proceeding. The system is also used to file submissions and evidence to participate in the proceeding.

To create an account, select "New account" and follow the steps to create a user ID and password. If you have any questions about how to use the system please contact us at info@auc.ab.ca or 403-592-4500.

Documents being considered in this proceeding can be found in the eFiling System (which requires log in). Once you have logged in, enter 23049 in the "go to" section at the top left corner of your screen.

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Proceeding 23049

Application status: under review

Hearing: TBD

 Hearing location: TBD


Information session: November 22, 2017

Information session location: Bow Island Legion


Decision expected: Fall 2018


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

Capital Power Whitla LP contact: Jeff Sansom 
780-392-5538 or jsansom@capitalpower.com


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