Wind Eergy Power Plants in Canada - other provinces
Bear Mountain
Location: BC
Owner: Bear Mountain Wind LP
Configuration: 34 X 3-MW E82
Operation: 2009
WTG supplier: Enercon
Quick facts: This C$200mn project 15km southwest of Dawson Creek is BC's first fully-operational wind park. In 2004, Peace Energy Coop acquired site development rights and in Jul 2006, BC Hydro awarded a PPA to the project, which also incluided Aeolis Wind Power Corp and PEC. Construction began in Dec 2007 and operation started on 24 Oct 2009. The 78m WTGs are built in a single row along Bear Mountain. Bear Mountain Wind is now wholly-owned by AltaGas Income Trust.

Photograph courtesy of AltaGas
Posted 10 Dec 2009

Cap-Chat (Project Eole)
Location: QC
Operator: Benvest Capital
Configuration: 1 X 3.8 MW Darrieus
Operation: 1984 (ret)
WTG supplier: Vickers, CGE
Quick facts: This was the world's larget Darrieus, vertical axis wind turbine. The 110m machine was built by Hydro-Quebec and the provincial government for C$110mn.

Photograph courtesy of wikimedia
Posted 4 Sep 2006

Location: QC
Operator: Energie Le Nordais
Configuration: 133 X 750 kW NM44
Operation: 1999
WTG supplier: Micon
Quick facts: Two plants on the Gaspe Peninsula comprised the country's first full-scale commercial wind development and the complex was the largest in Canada for some eyears. A principal owner is the Canadian construction company Axor.

Photograph courtesy of NEG Micon
Posted 4 Sep 2002

Cape Scott
Location: BC
Owner: GDF SUEZ Canada Inc
Configuration: 55 X 1.8-MW V100
Operation: 2014
WTG supplier: Vestas
EPC:  AMEC–Black and McDonald JV, 3 Nations Construction Ltd
Quick facts: The Cape Scott wind farm is 40km west of Port Hardy on Vancouver Island. The site gets up to 4m of rain annually. The project has a 20yr PPA with BC Hydro and a 40km tieline was built to connect to the grid. The C$325mn project has a total footprint of 350ha outside of Cape Scott National Park. The project is joinly invested by GDF SUEZ (40%), with Mitsui & Co and Fiera Axium Infrastructure Canada each holding a 30% interest. The project was declared commercial on 21 Jan 2014.

Photograph courtesy of GDF SUEZ
Posted 22 Jan 2014

Location: SK
Operator: SaskPower
Configuration: 9 X 660 kW V47
Operation: 2002
WTG supplier: Vestas

Photograph courtesy of SaskPower
Posted 2 Oct 2004

Location: BC
Operator: Plutonic Power Corp
Configuration: 96 X 1.5 MW
Operation: 2011
WTG supplier: GE Wind Energy
EPC: Mortenson
Quick facts: Dokie went commercial on 16 Feb 2011. Plutonic and partner GE Financial Services have a 25yr PPA with BC Hydro for plant output. The project took 13mos to build and cost C$228mn. The site is 1,100km northeast of Vancouver near Chetwynd in the foothills of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

Photograph courtesy of Plutonic Power Corp
Posted 9 Mar 2011

Eastern Kings
Location: PE
Owner: PEI Energy Corp
Configuration: 10 X 3.0 MW V90
Operation: 2006
WTG supplier: Vestas
Quick facts: This $56mn plant is expected to supply 90-95 GWh/yr, about 7.5% of the province's electricity. A 44km transmission line was built by Maritime Electric to the Dingwell's Mills substation.

Photograph courtesy of PEI Energy Corp
Posted 17 Mar 2007

Eye of the Wind
Location: BC
Owner: Grouse Mountain Resorts Ltd
Configuration: 1 X 1.5-MW
Operation: 2010
WTG supplier: Leitwind
Quick facts: This unique installation in North Vancouver incorporates a viewing platform at the top of the 65m tower. The site is at 1,300m elevation and affords a panoramic view of the city of Vancouver and was completed just before the opening of the 2010 Winter Olympics. The viewPOD can hold 36 people.

Photograph courtesy of Grouse Mountain Resorts Ltd
Posted 5 Jun 2010

Glen Dhu
Location: NS
Operator: Shear Wind Inc
Configuration: 30 X 2 MW E82
Operation: 2011
WTG supplier: Enercon
Quick facts: Glen Dhu is on a 10,000ac site east of New Glasgow. The project was bid into the 2007 Nova Scotia Power RFP for renewable generation. Glen Dhu went commercial on 5 Jan 2011.

Photograph courtesy of Shear Wind Inc
Posted 18 Feb 2011

New Richmond
Location: QC
Operator: TransAlta Wind
Configuration: 33 X 2 MW E82
Operation: 2013
WTG supplier: Enercon
Quick facts: New Richmond is in the municipalities of New Richmond, St Alphonse and Caplan in the RMC of Bonaventure in the Gaspé. The EIS was submitted to the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks (MDDEP) in Mar 2009. In 2010, changes were proposed to the project configuration and the height of the WTGs, increasing them from 85m to 98m. Site clearing began in Apr 2011.

Photograph courtesy of TransAlta
Posted 23 Mar 2013

Ramea Phase-I
Location: NL
Operator: Newfoundland & Labrador Hydro
Configuration: 6 X 65 kW WM15S
Operation: 2004
WTG supplier: Windmatic
EPC: Frontier Power Systems
Quick facts: This is part of Canada's first diesel-wind hybrid power system, built on Ramea Island in 2004. It consists of the reconditioned WTGs and 3 X 925 kW Cat gensets. Ramea Is is 10km from the south coast of Newfoundland and has a population of about 700. It was a traditional fishery community.

Photograph by Longershanks (wikimedia)
Posted 24 Oct 2010

St Joseph
Location: MB
Operator: Pattern Energy LP
Configuration: 60 X 2.3 MW SWT-2.3-101
Operation: 2011
WTG supplier: Siemens
EPC: Siemens, Genivar, Mortenson
Quick facts: This project is laid out on 125km² in the towns of St, Joseph, Montcalm, and Rhineland in far south-central Manitoba. Construction started in Apr 2010 and commercial operation of the first turbines was declared in Jan 2011. Pattern has a 27yr PPA with Manitoba Hydro for St Joesph's output. The plant cost about C$345mn.

Photograph courtesy of Genivar
Posted 6 Mar 2010

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Location: SK
Operator: Suncor Energy
Configuration: 17 X 660 kW V47
Operation: 2001
WTG supplier: Vestas
Quick facts: Suncor and Enbridge formed a 50:50 partnership to develop the wind farm at a cost of approximately $C20mn with power sold to SaskPower. The initiative was stimulated by a 10yr, $C12.4mn government commitment in the fall of 2000 to support green power development in Saskatchewan.

Photograph courtesy of Enbridge
Posted 14 Dec 2005


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Updated 22-Jan-2014