The Alberta Utilities Commission has approved Enel Alberta Wind Inc. and AltaLink Management Ltd.'s application, in part, for the
Riverview Wind Power Plant project.
The application was 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 Commission’s approval of the project is conditional on Enel Alberta Wind Inc. implementing noise curtailments at nighttime, conducting post-construction noise surveys at receptors identified in this decision and implementing and reporting on various measures to mitigate the potential environmental and other impacts of the project. Regarding turbines 10, 11 and 12, the Commission finds that Enel’s Alberta Wind Inc. post-construction monitoring and mitigation commitments are not sufficient to adequately mitigate the environmental impacts. As a result, the Commission does not approve the construction and operation of turbines 10, 11 and 12 as currently proposed.
On March 28, 2019, the Castleview Ridge Estates Resident Group withdrew their objection to the applications. There are no longer any parties with standing objecting to the applications, and the Commission cancelled the hearing as a result.
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