The Sinnott wind facility in southern Alberta includes five turbines, each producing 1.3 megawatts of power and is situated directly west of Pincher Station.
The turbines are mounted on 46 metre towers and operate in wind speeds of up to 100 kilometres per hour. One of these turbines, operating for about 35 minutes, generates enough electricity to power a typical home for a month. Each year, the Sinnott facility generates close to 17,500 megawatt hours of electricity.
TransAlta owns and operates the Sinnott facility through its wholly owned subsidiary Canadian Hydro Developers.
At a Glance
- Technology: Nordex N60 turbines, 60 metre diameter rotor
- The Sinnott facility is EcoLogoM certified by the Environmental Choice Program.
Facts & Figures
Location: Pincher Creek, AB
Capacity (MW): 7
First on-stream: 2001
Revenue Source: Merchant