Enbridge, partner buy big wind power project

CALGARY — The sale of Western Canada’s biggest wind farm project has more to do with California public policy than Alberta’s, says its developer.

Greengate Power Corp. announced Monday it had sold its “construction-ready” 300-megawatt Blackspring Ridge project for an undisclosed price to Calgary-based Enbridge Inc. and a subsidiary of Paris-based EDF Energies Nouvelles.

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Council favours the delay of wind turbine project

Cochrane council unanimously voted in favour of developing a renewable energy framework for the purpose of providing direction for projects like the wind turbine at Cochrane High School (CHS).

The move means the town will submit an application to Rocky View Schools (RVS) asking for them to delay their own application to the Alberta Utilities Commission to have the wind turbine erected at the high school.

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Mayor requests turbine project be postponed

Cochrane mayor Truper McBride put forward a notice of motion during council’s March 11 meeting to temporarily put a halt to Cochrane High School’s wind turbine project.

McBride said the reason for the request was to give administration time to take the lead and develop a land-use framework to address such efficient-energy endeavors.

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Wind power will come with ‘no risk’ to City

The final agreement for the City of Medicine Hat to buy wind-generated electricity through a public-private partnership and a wind farm on city land was spelled out at Friday’s Energy Committee meeting.

It means no capital cost for the city, and the ability to meet the goal of using nine per cent renewable energy years ahead of its target date, says a city alderman who has championed the project.

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