RES Canada’s Rattlesnake Wine Power Project has put forth a modification to limit the impact in the area.
The proposed modifications to minimize the impact in the community, environment and wildlife include substituting the wind turbine model to the Siemens five-megawatt from the previous 4.2 megawatt turbine.
“With an increase to nameplate capacity, the proponent features the opportunity to eliminate two turbines, T26 and T16 and associated works,” the release reads.
“The considerations for selecting the eliminated turbines included noise impact to residents, input received through the AUC (Alberta Utilities Commission) Participant Involvement program and proximity to wildlife and wildlife habitat.”
The Siemens Gamesa five-megawatt turbine hub height is 102. 5 metres as opposed to the 110 metres on the initial wind turbine. The Siemens blades are 71 metres, which is 6. 5 metres shorter than the approved turbines.
Now with the turbine substitution, the commissioning date has been pushed back from Quarter 4 2021 to Quarter 1 2022.
The project received approval back in September from the AUC.