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Cowley Ridge was the first commercial wind facility in Canada. The original wind facility was completed in two phases. Phase 1 was commissioned in 1993 and Phase 2 in August of 1994. In October 2000, five additional turbines were added.
The turbines are mounted on 24.5 metre lattice towers and operate in wind speeds of up to 97 km per hour.
TransAlta owns and operates the Cowley Ridge facility through its wholly owned subsidiary Canadian Hydro Developers.
Note: The Cowley Ridge facility operates as Cowley Ridge Wind Power Inc.