ABOUT THE STIRLING WIND PROJECT

The Stirling Wind Project (SWP) began development in 2007 and it is located five kilometres northeast of the Village of Stirling. The SWP received an Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) approval for the 113-megawatt (MW) wind power plant, and a permit and licence for the Red Coat Substation in April 2019. In Spring 2021, Stirling Renewable Energy LP (SRELP) submitted a Letter of Enquiry (LOE) to the AUC to address changes made to the SWP (see detailed in the latest newsletter), and the changes received approval from the AUC in December 2021.

Construction at the SWP began in May 2022 and is expected to be complete by Winter 2023. Construction of the SWP includes the following activities:

  • Erection of twenty-three (23) Siemens Gamesa 5.0MW wind turbines,
  • Installing an underground electrical collection system and collector substation (the Red Coat Substation),
  • Construction of new turbine access roads and upgrading some existing roads,
  • Construction of temporary laydown areas, and
  • Building a permanent Operations and Maintenance (O&M) building.

The SWP will connect to Alberta’s electrical grid through a newly constructed transmission line from SWP’s Red Coat Substation along township road 72 and connecting to the existing AltaLink transmission line along Range Road 192. A layout map of the SWP is available here.

Civil construction is progressing as planned at the SWP and will continue into the winter months as weather allows. As of October 2022, all the turbine access roads have been constructed, and the Substation is near completion. SWP has excavated ten (10) of the turbine foundations thus far, four (4) of which have now been poured with concrete. While turbine foundations are being poured, there will be an increase in traffic compared to the summer months as concrete trucks are delivering material to the turbine foundations. We anticipate construction will continue until the beginning of December this year before shutting down for winter.

Construction of SWP II is currently on hold and we will provide additional information when development resumes in the future. If you have any questions regarding the SWP II, please reach out to us at info@stirlingwind.com and we can provide you with more information.

SRELP has engaged local landowners and stakeholders throughout the development of SWP, and we will continue to do so in a way that respects the community member’s needs. If you have any comments or questions regarding the SWP, please submit them to info@stirlingwind.com.

PROJECT UPDATES

Oct 2022:
Civil construction is progressing as planned and will continue into the winter months as weather allows. All turbine access roads have been constructed and the Substation is near completion. 10 of the turbine foundations were excavated, 4 of which have now been poured with concrete. There is a slight increase in traffic compared to the Summer as concrete trucks are delivering material to the turbine foundations. Construction is anticipated to shut down for winter around the beginning of December.

May 2022:
SRELP hosted an open house on May 4, 2022, to provide information on upcoming construction activities. A copy of the open house presentation can be found here. Construction at the SWP began in May 2022.

December 2021:
SRELP has received approval from the AUC for the SWP and SWP II, as well as the proposed changes outlined in the LOE. Construction at the SWP is anticipated to begin in Spring 2022. The SWP II is still proceeding through the AESO interconnection process. A virtual open house will be hosted for the two projects in early Spring 2022.

Spring 2021:
SRELP is preparing a Letter of Enquiry (LOE) to submit to the AUC for the SWP, which will address the recent changes made to the project, including having selected a new turbine manufacturer and model and splitting the project into two phases. Details of these changes and updates are available in the latest newsletter.

August 2019:
In December 2018, the Stirling Wind Project was selected for a contract in round 2 of the Alberta Electric System Operator’s (AESO) Renewable Electricity Program (REP). As part of REP 2, Stirling Wind Project Limited Partnership (SWLP) partnered with the Paul First Nation Renewable Energy Limited Partnership and a new legal entity, Stirling Renewable Energy Limited Partnership (SRELP), was created.

In April 2019, the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) issued approvals for the power plant, substation, and transmission line. Subsequently, SRELP modified the turbine technology for the Project, reduced the number of turbines, and modified associated project infrastructure, ultimately reducing the overall Project footprint. SRELP intends to submit the proposed changes to the AUC for approval in Q3 2019.

February 2018:
Stirling Wind Project Limited Partnership (SWLP) modified the proposed turbine technology, reduced the number of turbines, and modified associated project infrastructure, reducing the overall project footprint. The AUC applications will be amended with the proposed Project changes in the near future. SWLP unsuccessfully bid into the first round of the Alberta Electric System Operator’s (AESO) Renewable Electricity Program (REP) but intends to participate in future rounds.

April 2017:
On April 7, 2017, Stirling Wind Project LP (SWLP) submitted applications to the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) under Rule 007 and Rule 012, seeking approval to build and operate the powerplant, substation, and interconnection.

April 2016:
Potentia Renewables Inc. entered into a partnership with Greengate Power Corporation for the Stirling Wind Project. A special-purpose entity, Stirling Wind Project Limited Partnership (SWLP) was created for the Stirling Wind Project.

Project Location

WHO WE ARE:

Stirling Renewable Energy LP (SRELP) is a partnership between the Paul First Nation Renewable Energy LP and Stirling Wind Project LP (SWLP). SWLP is a partnership between Potentia Renewables Inc. and Greengate Power Corporation. SRELP is a special purpose entity created for the Stirling Wind Project.

Potentia Renewables Inc. is an independent power producer focused on developing, managing and operating renewable energy systems. Potentia Renewables Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Power Corporation of Canada, a diversified international management and holding company.

CONTACT US:

By Mail

Stirling Renewable Energy Limited Partnership, by its general partner Stirling Wind Project Ltd.
Suite #121
100, 111 5 Ave SW
Calgary, AB T2P 3Y6

By Phone (Toll Free)

1.855.219.7207

Email

Keaton Lever
Project Manager
info@stirlingwind.com