$80 million site will power 500 rural schools as part of innovative program
CALGARY—About 20 kilometres outside of Provost, Alta., BluEarth Renewables Inc.’s newest wind project is churning out power at full capacity.
Part of an innovative program to power as many as 500 rural Alberta schools, BluEarth officially commissioned the Bull Creek Wind Facility June 10. The power will feed into Alberta’s energy grid and be sold to a number of the province’s school boards, which pushed the project forward through the Alberta Schools Commodity Purchasing Consortium.
The project required an approximately $80 million investment and created 60 jobs at peak construction.
Bull Creek includes 17 GE turbines, which together have a nameplate capacity of 29.2 megawatts.
The site commenced full operations earlier this year.