Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Pteragen/Renovalia wind project moves forward in Alberta
Wind farm generator, Pteragen Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Spanish renewable energy developer, Renovalia Energy Inc. has just applied to the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO), to interconnect a 116 MW wind power facility to the transmission system in the Peace Butte area in the Medicine Hat planning Area of Southern Alberta. Pteragen plans to build a collector substation to be called “Tothill 219S” as part of their project. In order to connect Pteragen’s collector substation to the Alberta Interconnected Electric System AltaLink will need to construct approximately 300 m of 138 kV transmission line and connect that newly constructed line to the existing transmission line in the area called “600L”. The AESO intends to apply to the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) for approval of the need identified for transmission development in the Peace Butte area of the Medicine Hat planning area in late August, 2011. Renovalia is targeting Q3 of 2012 for the operation date of the Peace Butte wind farm.