We’re supporting a new 10 megawatt (MW) wind power project. Capstone Infrastructure is building this southwest of Riverhurst. This will connect to the grid and help power the province.
To support this, we need to build a new:
- section of high voltage power line (less than 1 km)
- lower voltage power line (about 15 km)
Why we're doing it
We’re connecting Capstone’s wind project to our power grid. Adding renewable power sources like wind helps us reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Our progress so far
We engaged with landowners and elected officials to select a site for the substation and the power lines. Construction of the project has begun. We expect the project to be in service in July 2020.
Respecting the local environment
Rather than taking cropland out of production, the substation will be on pasture land. The new high voltage line will connect to an existing line in the area. This will reduce the amount of new construction needed.
Benefits to local communities
We use local contractors for our projects whenever possible. See current opportunities.
Keeping you informed
We appreciate the feedback provided from people in the area. The consultation process for this project is now closed.
Questions? Please email us.