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Grizzly Bear Creek Wind Project, Canada

Grizzly Bear Creek Wind Project, Canada

Plant under construction

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The project

Bringing sustainable energy to a new part of Alberta

Located in the counties of Minburn and Vermilion River, in the province of Alberta, Canada, Grizzly Bear Creek Wind Project is under construction approximately 170 km east of Edmonton. Consisting of 34 wind turbines, the 152 MW wind project will generate 528 GWh of energy annually and avoid over 343,000 tons of CO2 emissions a year. Operations are expected to begin by the end of 2022.

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Technology

Wind

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Status

Under construction

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Capacity

152 MW

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Energy Production

528 GWh annually  

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CO2 Emissions Avoided

343,000 tons annually  

 

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Electricity Equivalent

 73,000 + Alberta households annually

Timeline

Milestones

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Community Impact

Enel Green Power is committed to creating long-term shared value and opportunities for rural economic development and long-term sustainability in its host communities. Typically, this involves investments in the areas of sustainable construction, education, and economic development. While the project is in the early stages of construction, Enel has already begun getting involved in the community, by partnering with ALUS Canada to support sustainable ranching practices in the agricultural community through work with the local high school in a manner like a 4H program. We believe contributing to the education system will provide long-lasting benefits. We are also working closely with Lakeland College on renewables education for students, including mature students seeking a career change. 

Additionally, Enel is supporting mental health across the province through the Drop the Mask initiative which encourages attendees and donors to drop the metaphorical "mask" worn when it comes to mental health. The goal is to take what is typically a solemn topic and create a fun atmosphere where mental health becomes approachable. And as part of our COVID relief efforts, CAD $1,200 was donated to Vegreville Food Bank. We look forward to working with the communities to identify other areas where Enel can contribute.

Work progress status

Status of construction phase

Enel Green Power is committed to the “sustainable worksite” model and the creating shared value model (CSV). When we build projects, we closely monitor sustainability performance for energy, waste and water management, and the economic impact on the local community. This project is expected to create approximately 250 local construction jobs and 7 full-time, permanent jobs in operations and maintenance. Over $80 million dollars will be paid in local tax revenue over the project's lifetime.

  • Jobs 250

    Jobs 250 Local construction jobs 

  • Local Tax Revenue 80

    Local Tax Revenue 80 Million dollars over the project's lifetime

Digital Initiatives

We deploy innovative tools and techniques when building wind farms, such as construction machinery equipped with active safety systems, smart tracking, advanced digital platforms and tablet software solutions to monitor and remotely support site activities, as well as plant commissioning. These processes and tools will enable swifter, more accurate and reliable data collection, thereby improving the quality of construction and facilitating communication between on-site and off-site teams. Smart glasses, remote assistant applications, 360 cameras and drones are used to conduct virtual site visits and safety inspections.

Project Newsletters

Project-specific information package (PSIP) – Jun 2020

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Project-specific information package (PSIP) – Sept 2020

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Project-specific information package (PSIP) – Jan 2021

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AUC Public Involvement Brochure

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Project-specific information package (PSIP) – Nov 2021

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Contacts

Community and Landowner Inquiries

Karina Cail, Site Coordinator

Media Inquiries

Newsroom

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