Vestas has received a 151 MW order of its 3.6 MW V136-3.45 MW turbines from Capital Power for the 97 MW Whitla Wind 2 and 54 MW Whitla Wind 3 projects in Alberta, Canada. The order includes supply and commissioning of the turbines as well as a 10-year service agreement, designed to ensure optimised performance for the lifetime of the project. The delivery of the turbine and commissioning are scheduled for 2021.
The Whitla Wind 2 and 3 projects expand on the 202 MW Whitla Wind 1 project which was commissioned in 2019 and used the same turbines. Whitla Wind 1 was selected as one of four projects by the Alberta Electric System Operator in Alberta’s first renewable energy auction which had attracted global participation. Alberta plans to add up to 5,000 MW of renewable energy to the grid by 2030.
Commenting on the development, Darcy Trufyn, Senior Vice President, Operations, Engineering and Construction, Capital Power said, “Our ongoing relationship with Vestas supports our efforts to expand our renewable portfolio and deliver responsible energy for tomorrow. We are pleased to further implement Vestas technology at our Whitla Wind facility to create operational synergies across our fleet and optimise costs and maintenance considerations.”