Wind

One of Canada’s largest wind power generators…

TransAlta has 21 wind farms1, including 907 wind turbines with the capacity to generate 1,419 megawatts (MW) of wind power — this is the equivalent of powering more than one million homes. Wind is now 15.2 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 newest Canadian wind facility, Kent Breeze, 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

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: 167
  • Ownership: 83%
  • Revenue: LTC
  • Operator: Yes
  • On-Stream: 2008

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Lakeswind
  • Location: Rollag, MN
  • Country: U.S.
  • MW: 50
  • Ownership: 100%
  • Revenue: LTC
  • Operator: Yes
  • On-Stream: 2014

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Le Nordais
  • Location: Matane, QC
  • Country: Canada
  • MW: 98
  • Ownership: 100%
  • Revenue: LTC
  • Operator: Yes
  • On-Stream: 1999

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Macleod Flats
  • Location: Fort Macleod, AB
  • Country: Canada
  • MW: 3
  • Ownership: 100%
  • 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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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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