Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has signed an order of 130 MW to supply 26 SG 5.0-145 wind turbines to Berkshire Hathaway Energy Canada for the Rattlesnake Ridge wind power project, one of the country’s first subsidy free wind farms.
Located southwest of Medicine Hat, Alberta, this project has a generation capacity of 130 MW and will provide clean, affordable electricity to more than 79,000 Canadian households.
The project, which is scheduled to be commissioned in early2022, is one of the country’s first privately contracted projects in which there is no form of public funding, subsidies or tax credit underpinning the economy, highlighting the competitiveness of the Siemens Gamesa 4.X platform.
The project also allows Siemens Gamesa to achieve a new milestone of 3.5 GW of installed wind energy capacity in the country, underlining the company’s commitment to help improve the country’s long-term renewable energy objectives.
“We’re proud to expand our partnership with Berkshire Hathaway Energy into Canada. With this order, we will have over 3 GW with Berkshire Hathaway Energy in North America, enough to mitigate over 7 million tons of CO2 emissions.”Shannon Sturgil, CEO Onshore North America.
“We thank BHE Canada for choosing to partner with us. Our success in the Alberta market is based on a combination of offering the best product that meets the rigorous demands of our customers, and the commitment of the Province in enabling clean, cost-efficient, renewable energy for all Albertans. We are proud to continue to build out our fleet past the 3.5 GW mark in Canada.”Paul van der Weg, managing director for Siemens Gamesa in Canada.