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More turbines before EUB

More wind turbines are in front of the Energy and Utilities Board for approval in the Pincher Creek area.

Alberta Wind Energy Corporation has applied to erect two new turbines at the west end of the Oldman River Reservoir. The windmills are test turbines for what Alberta Wind Energy eventually hopes is a 26 turbine strong wind farm generating 50MW of power. Between them, the two test turbines will generate 3.6MW of power. Alberta Wind Energy expects the two test turbines to be up and running by December this year, pending approval the whole wind farm could be up and running by the summer of 2007.

“We have approval from the municipal district for the first two turbines,” said Dean Lambert from Alberta Wind Energy. A new application for the subsequent 26 turbines is currently before the MD for approval, he said.

Lambert said that Alberta Wind Energy has been looking into the environmental impacts of the turbines and had been monitoring research in the area. While there are no outstanding environmental issues arising from an environmental impact assessment for its proposed windfarm near the reservoir, Alberta Wind Energy will be taking into consideration a recent survey conducted at Summerview, which found that numerous bats are running into turbines.

“There has also been some public concern over turbine density,”... more [truncated due to possible copyright]  
Alberta Wind Energy Corporation has applied to erect two new turbines at the west end of the Oldman River Reservoir. The windmills are test turbines for what Alberta Wind Energy eventually hopes is a 26 turbine strong wind farm generating 50MW of power. Between them, the two test turbines will generate 3.6MW of power. Alberta Wind Energy expects the two test turbines to be up and running by December this year, pending approval the whole wind farm could be up and running by the summer of 2007.

“We have approval from the municipal district for the first two turbines,” said Dean Lambert from Alberta Wind Energy. A new application for the subsequent 26 turbines is currently before the MD for approval, he said.

Lambert said that Alberta Wind Energy has been looking into the environmental impacts of the turbines and had been monitoring research in the area. While there are no outstanding environmental issues arising from an environmental impact assessment for its proposed windfarm near the reservoir, Alberta Wind Energy will be taking into consideration a recent survey conducted at Summerview, which found that numerous bats are running into turbines.

“There has also been some public concern over turbine density,” said Lambert. He added that Alberta Wind Energy was in full support of the MD and its new study looking at the cumulative impacts of turbines in the area.

The public still has time to respond to Alberta Wind Energy’s proposal; they must file a submission to the EUB before March 17 via email to eub.utl@gov.ab.ca.


Source: http://www.pinchercreekecho...

MAR 3 2006
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