Global wind energy giant Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has won the contract to supply turbines to the 100-megawatt Hilda wind farm in southeastern Alberta.
Project developer Renewable Energy Systems (RES) Canada hopes to start construction on the 2,800-hectare site next year and bring the wind farm online by December 2022, Reve reports. The 20 turbines on order from Siemens Gamesa have 71-metre blades and a maximum rated output of 5.2 MW each.
“We are two global corporations truly working to generate positive impact within our local communities and this project is proof of that,” said Shannon Sturgil, Siemens Gamesa’s CEO, onshore North America.
Reve says the turbine blades on the new units will incorporate aerodynamic and noise reduction features “to guarantee a high production of energy and reduced noise emission levels. This reduction in noise will improve the performance at the Hilda wind power project while remaining within the mandated noise emission levels.”
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has installed nearly 3,000 MW of wind capacity from Alberta to Quebec, the release states, and is aiming for 4,000 MW by the end of 2023.