Red Lily Wind Power Facility

 

Commissioned: 2011
Location: Moosomin, SK
Fuel source: Wind
Net capacity: 26 MW

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    • Owned by Concord Pacific group; operated by Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp.
    • Each of the 16 Vestas V82 wind turbines generate 1.65 MW of power.
    • Each rotor is 82 metres in diameter.
    • The towers are 80 metres high.
    • Currently Saskatchewan’s tallest wind turbines.

Wind Facilities

Wind turbines capture the kinetic energy 138 available from wind and convert it into electrical energy. Large blades mounted on tall towers rotate a shaft connected to a gearbox and generator to produce electricity.

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    The clean electricity created is then sent to a transmission line connected to the provincial grid, supplying electricity to homes and businesses.

    Among other factors to consider, wind turbines are erected in areas of consistent wind and with consideration of existing transmission lines to transport the electricity to where it is needed.

    Turbines usually operate with wind speeds between 15 and 90 kilometres per hour. They cease operating when temperatures fall below -30°C.

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