ABOUT THE STIRLING WIND PROJECT
The Stirling Wind Project (Project) began development in 2007 and includes approximately 17,000 acres of land located five kilometres northeast of the Village of Stirling. The Project is located in townships 7-18-W4M, 8-18-W4M and 7-19-W4M on privately owned cultivated land and will generate clean energy while allowing landowners to continue with their daily activities. The Project area has an excellent wind resource which has been verified with over seven years of collected onsite wind data.
The Project will be approximately 113 megawatts (MW) in size and is anticipated to be under construction in 2019. The Project involves the installation of up to 28 wind turbines, an electrical collection system, access roads and the construction of a new wind collector substation, called the Red Coat Substation. The turbines in the Project will be connected through a combination of 34.5 kilovolt (kV) above ground and underground collector lines that connect at the Red Coat Substation. The Project will connect to Alberta’s electric grid through an existing 138kV transmission line located west of the Project. This interconnection process is being covered under a separate consultation and application process conducted by AltaLink.
The Project requires a temporary laydown area during construction and an operation and maintenance building during the operation of the Project. In addition, the construction of new access roads and upgrades to existing roads in the area is required. These roads are needed to transport materials for turbine assembly during the construction stage, and to access turbines for regular maintenance during operation. During construction, Stirling Renewable Energy Limited Partnership will look to the local community, where possible, for local trades and other business opportunities.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Greengate Power Corporation is a leading renewable energy company based in Calgary, Alberta. To date, Greengate has successfully developed 450 MW of operating wind projects in Alberta. These projects represent over 30% of the wind energy generated in Alberta and provide a clean source of energy to approximately 200,000 homes.