The Windrise Wind Project is situated on 11,000 acres of land located in the Municipal District of Willow Creek.

TransAlta operates 208 wind turbines and 285 MW of wind power generation in this municipality, from 4 wind farms and 2 exploratory turbines.  We remain the only wind developer in the municipality with an operating history dating back to 2001.

The project will have a nameplate capacity of 207 MW and will consist of between 43-46 turbines depending on the turbine technology selected.  Transmission line routing to serve the project is presently under review.

As project development progresses in the coming months TransAlta will be engaging more directly in the community and will be providing stakeholders with more details through various means.

At a Glance

  • Location: Municipal District of Willow Creek, 29km southwest of Fort Macleod.
  • Technology: 43-46 wind turbines –each on 100-110 metre towers

Facts & Figures

  • Location: Fort Macleod, AB
  • Fuel: Wind
  • Capacity (MW): 207
  • Ownership: 100%
  • Operator:
  • First on-stream: May 2021
  • Revenue Source: LTC
  • Builder:
  • Contract Expiry: 2041