Many of Alberta’s best wind resources are located in areas that are transmission constrained, and require significant transmission system upgrades to exploit their potential resources. However, Greengate’s portfolio of projects are in areas with strong wind resources, are geographically diverse, and are in transmission rich areas of Alberta.
By taking this unique approach, Greengate’s projects are positioned to exploit the strong wind resources of Alberta, with few, if any required transmission upgrades. This allows for additional wind energy to be integrated into the transmission system, with minimal impact to rate payers. Clearly, this is the most efficient way to meet Alberta’s growing demand for electricity from renewable sources.
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The 150 MW Wheatland Wind Project is being developed on approximately 28,000 acres of private land located in Central Alberta 30 km southeast of the Town of Drumheller. Located on a high plateau of cultivated land and grazing land, the project has an excellent wind resource based on data collected since November 2007.
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