Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has signed a 130 MW order to supply 26 SG 5.0-145 wind turbines to Berkshire Hathaway Energy Canada for the company’s Rattlesnake Ridge wind power project, one of the first subsidy free wind farms in the country. Located southwest of Medicine Hat in Alberta, this project has a generation capacity of 130 MW and will provide clean, affordable power for more than 79,000 Canadian homes. The project, scheduled to be commissioned in early 2022, is one of the country’s first privately contracted projects in which there is no form of public money, subsidy or tax credit underpinning the economics, highlighting the competitiveness of the Siemens Gamesa 4.X platform.
The project also helps Siemens Gamesa surpass a new milestone of 3.5 GW of installed wind energy capacity in the country, underscoring the company’s commitment to help develop the country’s long-term clean energy objectives.
According to the Canadian Wind Energy Association the country now has 13.4 GW of installed wind energy as at the end of 2019, with Alberta representing the third largest market in the country with 1.7 GW of capacity.