Vestas has received a 151 MW order from Capital Power for the 97 MW Whitla Wind 2 and 54 MW Whitla Wind 3 projects in Alberta, Canada for the V136-3.45 MW turbines supplied in 3.6 MW Power Optimized Mode.
The order includes the turbine delivery and commissioning as well as a 10-year service agreement designed to ensure optimal efficiency during the project’s lifetime.
Delivery and commissioning of turbines is planned for the year 2021.
“Our ongoing relationship with Vestas supports our efforts to expand our renewable portfolio and deliver responsible energy for tomorrow. We’re pleased to further implement Vestas technology at our Whitla Wind facility to create operational synergies across our fleet and optimize costs and maintenance considerations.”Darcy Trufyn, senior VP, operations, engineering and construction, Capital Power.
“We’re pleased to again partner with Capital Power in expanding their wind portfolio to deliver low-cost wind power that maximizes profitability for their investors. The 4 MW technology is ideally suited for Alberta’s wind environment, and our unparalleled service operations solutions will keep Capital Power’s projects operating at full capacity to provide reliable and renewable energy for the long-term.”Chris Brown, President of Vestas’ sales and service division in the United States and Canada.
Whitla Wind 2 and 3 expand on the 202 MW Whitla Wind 1 project that was completed in 2019 and uses the same model of turbine.
Whitla Wind 1 was chosen by the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) as one of four projects at Alberta’s first renewable energy auction, a competition that attracted global interest.
By 2030 Alberta plans to add up to 5,000 MW of renewable energy to the grid.
Wind has been Canada’s number one source of new power production for more than a decade.