August 2-9, 2004
Joint venture partners report wind power project is up and runningCALGARY, ALTA-Suncor Energy Products, EHN Wind Power Canada and Enbridge last week reported that their joint wind power project in southern Alberta is operating and generating electricity. Wind turbine commissioning is expected to ramp up over the summer with full production of approximately 30 megawatts expected by September. The $48-million facility, located about six kilometres west of Magrath, Alberta, consists of 20 1.5-megawatt turbines. When fully operational, the project, which is a joint venture between Suncor, EHN and Enbridge, is expected to offset an estimated 82,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year; this is equivalent to taking about 12,000 vehicles off the road.
EHN (Corporacion Energia HidroelÈctrica de Navarra, SA) is a Spanish firm involved in the development, construction, operation and ownership of renewable energy projects. EHN Wind Power Canada Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of EHN.