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Kent Hills

TransAlta, in cooperation with local development partner Natural Forces Technologies Inc., has developed the first wind facility in New Brunswick. The project is located on Crown land in the Kent Hills area, and was completed in two phases. Construction of the first phase began in the spring of 2008 and was completed December 31, 2008. The second phase began construction in spring 2010 and was completed in early December 2010.

The facility represents an investment of over $270 million by TransAlta and is expected to produce 440,000-megawatt hours annually.

At a Glance

  • Total capacity: 150 MW
  • Location: Southwest of Moncton, New Brunswick
  • Technology: 50 V90-3.0 MW Vestas turbines, each on 80 metre towers with 45 metre blade length.

Note: TransAlta gratefully acknowledges Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) for its support for this project through the eco Energy for Renewable Power (eERP) program.

Facts & Figures

  • Location: Kent Hills, NB
  • Fuel: Wind
  • Capacity (MW): 150
  • Ownership: 83%
  • Operator:
  • First on-stream: 2008
  • Revenue Source: LTC
  • Builder:
  • Contract Expiry: 2033 - 2035