Canada’s oldest wind farm, Cowley Ridge in Pincher Creek, Alberta, is being decommissioned by TransAlta Corporation.
Commissioned in 1993, Cowley Ridge was Canada’s first commercial wind farm, featuring 57 turbines and generating 16 MW of clean energy. The turbines were mounted on 24.5-meter lattice towers.
Canada now has an installed wind capacity of 11,205 MW.
Decommissioning will take place between April and June, followed by site reclamation.
TransAlta is reviewing options to repower the site with new wind turbines.