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Algonquin Power Co (APCo) is planning to construct a new wind farm in Saskatchewan, Canada.
The project involves the construction of a 177MW wind farm on 19,500ha of land. It includes the construction of a substation, turbine foundations, and 50-70km access roads, the installation of 77 wind turbines, 88 wind turbine generators (WTGs), transformers, nacelles, electric feeder system and wind electric converters, and the laying of 110km trenched transmission lines.
The project will be executed in two phases. The first phase will involve the installing of test turbines to prove the project viability and The second phase involves the construction phase.
In February 2012, APCo signed a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with SaskPower to supply the power to region power utility.
Stantec Consulting has been appointed as a planning consultant. The scope of the contract covers environmental regulatory work and an initial impact assessment works.
Windlectric Ltd, a subsidiary of APCo, has been appointed as an associate developer for the project.
In January 2017, APCo changed the location of the project.
Planning activities are underway and construction works are anticipated to commence in 2019 with completion slated in 2020.
The project involves the construction of a 177MW wind farm on 19,500ha of land at Chaplin in Saskatchewan, Canada.
The US$268 million project includes the following: