CARMANGAY — A village will soon be home to a large wind energy project.
The Alberta Utilities Commission gave the go-ahead to Calgary-based Greengate Power to build the power project near Carmangay, north of Lethbridge. Dan Balaban, president and CEO of Greengate, says it’ll have a total generating capacity of 300 megawatts. He says that’s enough power to supply 100,000 homes and reduce greenhouse gases significantly. Balaban says the Blackspring Ridge 1 Wind Project will also create jobs and provide increased tax revenues for Vulcan County and royalties for landowners.
Construction is expected to start next year.