Wind

Canada’s largest wind generator and growing…

TransAlta has 22 wind farms1, including 962 wind turbines with the capacity to generate 1,514 megawatts (MW) of wind power — this is the equivalent of powering more than one million homes. Wind is now 15.6 per cent of our total generating capacity. TransAlta was the first large-scale utility company to invest in wind energy, including the first wind projects built in Canada.

In 2013, we entered the United States wind market, acquiring our 144 MW Wyoming Wind facility, and acquired our 50 MW Lakeswind facility in Minnesota in 2015. These acquisitions support the overall strategy of growing TransAlta’s renewables platform and diversifying our presence in the U.S. It also allows us, as Canada’s largest wind operator, to bring our expertise and experience to the U.S.

Learn more about our two newest Canadian wind facilities, Kent Breeze and Wintering Hills, as well as our new Lakeswind facility in Minnesota.

(1) Castle River includes seven turbines at another site, Kent Hills includes two sites and Le Nordais includes two sites

Note: Cowley Ridge has been decommissioned as of the spring of 2016 and is not listed in the operating sites below.

Ardenville

Location: Fort Macleod, AB
Country: Canada
MW: 69
Ownership: 100%
Revenue: Merchant
Operator: Yes
On-Stream: 2010

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Blue Trail

Location: Fort Macleod, AB
Country: Canada
MW: 66
Ownership: 100%
Revenue: Merchant
Operator: Yes
On-Stream: 2009

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Castle River

Location: Pincher Creek, AB
Country: Canada
MW: 44
Ownership: 100%
Revenue: Merchant
Operator: Yes
On-Stream: 1997

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Cowley North

Location: Pincher Creek, AB
Country: Canada
MW: 20
Ownership: 100%
Revenue: Merchant
Operator: Yes
On-Stream: 2001

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Kent Breeze

Location: Thamesville, ON
Country: Canada
MW: 20
Ownership: 100%
Revenue: LTC
Operator: Yes
On-Stream: 2011

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Kent Hills

Location: Kent Hills, NB
Country: Canada
MW: 150
Ownership: 83%
Revenue: LTC
Operator: Yes
On-Stream: 2008

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Lakeswind

Location: Rollag, MN
Country: U.S.
MW: 50
Ownership: 83%
Revenue: LTC
Operator: Yes
On-Stream: 2014

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Le Nordais

Location: Matane, QC
Country: Canada
MW: 98
Ownership: 83%
Revenue: LTC
Operator: Yes
On-Stream: 1999

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Macleod Flats

Location: Fort Macleod, AB
Country: Canada
MW: 3
Ownership: 83%
Revenue: Merchant
Operator: Yes
On-Stream: 2004

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McBride Lake

Location: Fort Macleod, AB
Country: Canada
MW: 75
Ownership: 50%
Revenue: LTC
Operator: Yes
On-Stream: 2003

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Melancthon

Location: Shelburne, ON
Country: Canada
MW: 200
Ownership: 100%
Revenue: LTC
Operator: Yes
On-Stream: 2006

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New Richmond

Location: New Richmond, QC
Country: Canada
MW: 68
Ownership: 100%
Revenue: Quebec PPA
Operator: Yes
On-Stream: 2013

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Sinnott

Location: Pincher Creek, AB
Country: Canada
MW: 7
Ownership: 100%
Revenue: Merchant
Operator: Yes
On-Stream: 2001

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Soderglen

Location: Fort Macleod, AB
Country: Canada
MW: 71
Ownership: 50%
Revenue: Merchant
Operator: Yes
On-Stream: 2006

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Summerview

Location: Pincher Creek, AB
Country: Canada
MW: 70
Ownership: 100%
Revenue: Merchant
Operator: Yes
On-Stream: 2004

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Summerview 2

Location: Pincher Creek, AB
Country: Canada
MW: 66
Ownership: 100%
Revenue: Merchant
Operator: Yes
On-Stream: 2010

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Wintering Hills

Location: Wheatland County, AB
Country: Canada
MW: 88
Ownership: 51%
Revenue: Merchant
Operator: No
On-Stream: 2012

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Wolfe Island

Location: Wolfe Island, ON
Country: Canada
MW: 198
Ownership: 100%
Revenue: LTC
Operator: Yes
On-Stream: 2009

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Wyoming Wind

Location: Evanston, WY
Country: U.S.
MW: 144
Ownership: 100%
Revenue: LTC
Operator: No
On-Stream: 2003

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