Canadian Projects


Whitla 1 wind project

Owner Capital Power Corporation
Project New Wind Project
Location South of Bow Island, Alberta
Size 202 MW
Turbines 56 Vestas 3.6 MW, 105 m hub height
Role Owners Engineer, Construction Monitoring

The 298.8MW Whitla Wind 1 Facility is approximately 10 km south of Bow Island. Phase one of the project is 202 MW consisting of 56 Vestas V136 3.6MW wind turbines (105 m hub height), 27 km of new gravel access roads, 90 km of 34.5kV underground collection system, a 34.5 kV to 240 kV substation and a 4,500 ft2 operation and maintenance facility. The project was selected for a 20-year contract by the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) in REP 1.
Construction began in September, 2018. CPL provided Owner’s engineering services, on-site construction monitoring for electrical, transportation logistics, contract management and schedule adherence. Commercial operation was achieved December 1, 2019.

Key features include:

  • 56 Vestas V136 WTG’s (3.6 MW, 105 m hub height) turbines
  • Rotor/blade diameter of 136 m
  • Approximately 27 km of access roads
  • 27 intersection imporvements
  • Construction activities peaked in the summer of 2019 with 250-300 workers
  • Transportation logistics via rail spur/truck
  • REP 1 winner