By Anna Smith
Expected in the first quarter of 2025, ACCIONA Energía has announced the beginning of construction on a new wind project in the County of Forty Mile.
The 280MW wind project will feature 49 Nordex turbines and will be ACCIONA Energía’s largest wind project in North America. The wind energy development has the potential to be expanded up to 400MW in a possible second phase.
“Forty Mile will create up to 250 jobs during the peak construction phase and up to 25 permanent jobs once operational,” said ACCIONA Energía in a press release.
The project has been developed by Renewable Energy Systems Canada, Inc. (RES), and will be working closely with local government and landowners for smooth development and to maximize the positive impact on the surrounding community.
A portion of the revenue with this project will be going to the company’s Social Impact Management program, which strives to “support education, wellness, and environmental stewardship programs in the communities where it operates.”
“ACCIONA Energía already owns and operates four wind farms in Canada, totalling more than 180MW of wind capacity. The construction of this project expands the company’s footprint in North America and continues advancing in its commitment to growth and geographic diversification plans,” said ACCIONA Energía.
ACCIONA Energía was unable to be reached for details on the specific location in the county being targeted for the new development.