ABO Wind, a German renewable energy developer, has sold the Buffalo Plains Wind Farm project rights in Alberta, Canada, to an undisclosed investor. The 514.6 MW wind farm will be turned over to the investor once it is ready to be built. On a 17,500-acre plot of land, the Buffalo Plains Wind Farm will be constructed. The Alberta Utility Commission has granted them permission to install 83 wind turbines and connect them to the public power grid.
As per the company’s statement, the wind farm has the ability to produce 1.5 GWh of renewable electricity annually, which is enough to power 240,000 homes in Alberta. Additionally, it will have the capacity to annually offset more than 795,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide. The project is expected to create 300 jobs in its construction phase, as well as 15 permanent jobs after becoming operational.
Prior to this, ABO Wind and Statkraft finalised a ten-year power purchase agreement for the Pajuperänkangas wind farm in Finland. The 86.8 MW wind farm will have 14 turbines and generate enough clean energy to power around 80,500 households. Its turbines are due to be connected to Finland’s electricity grid in 2023.