Blackspring Ridge Wind Project

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Ranking for 2014: 76

Industry Sector: Energy

Specific Sector: Wind

Range: $500,000,000 - $1 billion

Project Value: $600,000,000

Government Funds Involved:

Funding Source: Private

Location: Vulcan County, Alberta

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: N/A

LEED: Certification

This wind energy project was initiated by Greengate Power Corporation in 2008. On April 8, 2013, EDF EN Canada Inc. and Enbridge Inc., signed a purchase agreement with Greengate Power Corporation to acquire the 300 MW Blackspring Ridge Wind Project. The project is composed of 166 Vestas V100-1.8 MW wind turbines. EDF EN Canada will manage the construction of the project under a fixed price engineering, procurement, and construction contract with Mortenson Construction. The project is expected to benefit rural Alberta through the creation of jobs during construction and long-term operations, and lease payments to landowners.

The project represents the largest investment in wind energy in the province at approximately $600 million, and will be the largest wind project in Western Canada when operational.

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