BluEarth Renewable Inc. has officially commissioned the Bull Creek Wind Farm this week, in Alberta, Canada.
The 29MW wind farm (made up of 17 GE wind turbines) has been operational since January and is expected to pump roughly $15 million CAD into Alberta’s economy while offsetting 80,000 tonnes of carbon emissions each year.
According to BluEarth’s press release: Electricity from Bull Creek will be sold to a number of Alberta’s school boards through agreements reached with assistance from the Alberta Schools Commodities Purchasing Consortium (“CPC”).
Chair of the CPC, François Gagnon said:
“Wind power enables participating school boards to take advantage of the long-term, predictable electricity costs, with no future fuel-price risk,”
“In addition, it limits our exposure to potential increases in costs associated with greenhouse gas pollution from traditional sources of energy production.”
At the inauguration this week, BluEarth’s President and CEO, Grant Arnold said:
“Today’s celebration is the result of many years of commitment, persistence, team-work, and visionary leadership on the part of the Alberta Schools Commodity Purchasing Consortium,”
“I am grateful to the CPC for trusting and working with BluEarth in order to make this uniquely contracted project a reality that will benefit current and future generations of Albertans. I also wish to sincerely thank the communities surrounding Bull Creek for their support over the years.”
Thanks to Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan, the province is expected to generate 30% of their electricity through renewable power and are seeing more wind projects in the pipeline as a result.