Recognizing the many positive attributes that this site holds, from its desirable wind resource, environmental suitability, and proximity to transmission, TransAlta has completed permitting and regulatory requirements for the site and has submitted an Alberta Utilities Commission facilities application for the Garden Plain Wind Project
The Project has the capacity to host a 130-megawatt (MW) wind facility.
The area will continue to be used for grazing and other agricultural purposes.
At a Glance
- Location: Paintearth County and Special Area No. 2, 30km north of Hanna
- Technology: 50 wind turbines –each on 110 metre towers