The Hand Hills Wind Project is proposed on approximately 10,000 acres of privately owned land near Delia, Alberta, 28 km northeast of Drumheller within both Starland County and Special Areas 2.
Development work on the Hand Hills Wind Project has been ongoing since 2007, including several years of studies. The project received Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) approval to construct and operate on August 31, 2012. Since then, BluEarth has been consulting with stakeholders, meeting with the involved municipalities, completing technical and environmental studies and preparing for the next steps of this project.
We are planning to submit an additional AUC application to reflect further changes to the project including updated technology, adjusted turbine locations, an overall reduced number of turbine locations, and an increased project capacity. If the project is awarded a contract to produce energy, we anticipate that construction would begin no earlier than April 2020.