EDF Renewables wins 201.6-MW wind project in Alberta tender

EDF Renewable Energy (Photo: Business Wire)

December 19 (Renewables Now) - EDF Renewables Canada confirmed it has won a 20-year contract for a 201.6-MW wind project in Canada in Alberta province’s latest renewables tender.

The company is one of the winners in Alberta’s call for renewables capacity that ended up with 763 MW of successful wind projects at a weighted-average price of CAD 39 (USD 29/EUR 25.5) per MWh.

EDF Renewables said on Tuesday it has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) for the renewable attributes related to the Cypress wind project. The scheme is a partnership between EDF Renewables, Canada and the Blood Tribe, which will host the plant within its traditional territory in Cypress County.

Construction of the wind farm is slated to begin in 2020, while commissioning is planned for 2021. The generated electricity will be enough to supply up to 100,000 average homes in the province.

(CAD 1.0 = USD 0.743/EUR 0.653)

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