- Published: 02 August 2005 02 August 2005
The Soderglen Wind Project, which will be Canada’s largest merchant wind plant and one of the largest wind facilities in the Canadian province of Alberta when it enters operation, will feature 47 of GE Energy's 1.5MW wind turbines. The 70.5MW project, being developed through a joint venture between GW Power Corporation and Nexen Inc, will begin construction in the autumn of 2005 with completion scheduled for the summer of 2006. The Soderglen project has been approved to receive the Canadian Wind Power Production Incentive (WPPI), which provides qualifying projects with payments of 1.0 Canadian cents per kilowatt-hour of electricity produced from wind energy. In support of expanding renewable energy's contribution to Canada’s electricity mix, the Canadian government recently increased its original 1,000MW WPPI to 4,000MW.