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Prairie Windfields Wind Farm
ABO Wind is proposing to build a wind power project in your area. The project named "Prairie Windfields Wind Farm" was originally planned in partnership with Rocky Mountain Power, however moving forward will be continued under the sole ownership of ABO Wind. The project is planned as a 200 MW facility (with the possibility of an additional 200 MWs of generating capacity) in the RM of Morse near Reed Lake. The community will benefit from tax revenues, additional income, job opportunities, and a clean energy supply.
June 11th 2019: Second Open House
Prairie WindFields Corporation (PWC) held its second open house on June 11th 2019, to keep the local community, first nations, government and non-government organizations informed of the developments since the first open house.
The open house received 15 interested parties from the local community. PWC will continue to engage stakeholders throughout the development of the facility.
All the information provided at the open house is available online, for any additional information please feel free to reach out to our team.
June 21st 2018: Open House
Prairie WindFields Corporation held its first open house on June 21st 2018. The Open House attracted 18 interested parties and overall the feedback was very positive.
Community members viewed the economic benefits as a major asset of this proposed Wind Farm. Indeed this project will create up to 300 jobs during the construction phase and between 8 and 12 permanent jobs during operations.
All the information provided during the open house is now available online, for additional information please feel free to reach out to our team.
Currently the project covers approximately 14,000 acres of private land. The overall project layout and design is still under consideration and will be communicated to landowners, community and local government when the project progresses to a stage where layouts are considered in more detail. Substantial environmental field studies have been completed. The project is outside of the Ministry of Environment’s avoidance zone. The company has also gathered and analyzed over seven years of high quality wind data. (Yes, Morse is a windy area!).
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Grid Connection (Base Map: Natural Resources Canada)
Turbine Avoidance Zone
Setbacks – Infrastructure (Base Map: Natural Resources Canada)
Setbacks – Residences (Base Map: Natural Resources Canada)
Setbacks – Wetlands and Watercourses (Base Map: Natural Resources Canada)
|Number of Turbines
|Estimated Hub Height
|Estimated Rotor Diameter
|Estimated Blade Tip Height
|Proposed Project Area
|Grid Connection with Transmission System
||New transmission line between Pasqua and Swift substation N.E. of Morse
|Collector System between Turbines and
|Underground in the
Megawatt (MW): A unit of bulk power 1,000 kilowatts
Generating Capacity: Based on maximum output on a per hour basis
Setbacks: The wind farm abides by all government required setbacks for wind
generation facilities and will be located outside of the Saskatchewan
Ministry of Energy Avoidance Zone
Compliances: The wind farm complies with all RM, Provincial, Federal environmental, noise, shadow flicker, technical and construction regulations
This information is based on preliminary design and is subject to change at the sole discretion of the project developers.
- 2009-2011: Site assessment, creation of project corporation & securing of first 7,000 acres of land
- 2011-2018: Preliminary collection of indicative wind data utilizing a met mast near the project area
- 2016-2017: Takeover of project by ABO Wind and first extension of project area
- 2017: Installation of additional LIDAR wind measuring device
- 2018: Removal of measuring devices & second extension of project area (12,960 acres of land)
- June 2018: First Open House in Morse
- 2019: Completed studies of migratory birds and species at risk / Bat, amphibian and rare plant surveys ongoing
- June 2019: Second Open House in Morse
Installation of the met mast.
The met mast measured wind speed at different heights during a period of seven years. It was removed in April 2018.
Looking west toward Reed Lake. The turbines will be more than 5 kilometers from Reed Lake.
An additional LiDar wind measurement system collected more data on the wind conditions. LiDar stands for Light Imaging Detection and Ranging.
Looking west from the center of the generation area.
The project company Prairie Windfields Corporation (PWC) is 100% owned by ABO Wind. ABO Wind is a globally successful project developer for renewable energies with about 800 employees. Since 1996, the company has developed and sold wind energy, solar and biogas projects with a capacity of more than 3,600 megawatts and has also built around half of them.
We are currently working on the development of new projects with a total capacity of about fifteen gigawatts. These projects are located in 16 countries on four continents and exceed the capacity of four average nuclear power plants. Two thirds of the projects under development are wind projects and one third are solar projects. The Canadian subsidiary focuses on the development of wind energy and photovoltaic projects, and hybrid energy solutions.
Learn more: www.abo-wind.ca
What questions do you have about Prairie Windfields Wind Farm? Please do not hesitate to contact us.
How will the RM of Morse benefit from the wind farm?
Prairie Windfields Wind Farm will contribute to the community:
- Increased tax revenue to the RM of Morse
- 80 - 320 temporary construction jobs
- 8 - 12 permanent maintenance jobs
- Infusion of $2 - 5 million in consumer spending such as hotels, food, retail within surrounding communities
Prairie WindFields Corporation has committed to contribute a portion of revenue of the electricity sales towards a community project. In the past, revenue from ABO Wind projects have funded a new kindergarten, playgrounds, hiking trails, tourist attractions etc.
How much space will the wind farm take up?
The project covers approximately 14,000 acres of private land. As little as one per cent of total acreage is needed for turbines and access roads. The remaining acreage is free for other uses, such as farming or ranching.
How does the project developer involve the community?
We have established innovative ways to provide additional economic benefits and support community partnerships (e.g., voluntary Community Benefits Program, Community Vibrancy Funds, implementation of educational tourism attractions).
Community Liaison Committees will be established to create a foundation for meaningful dialogue, while supporting an atmosphere of public trust and confidence between the wind energy developer and community.