Rocky Mountain Power and ABO Wind are proposing to build a wind power project in your area. The project named “Prairie Windfields Wind Farm” is planned as an up to 400 MW facility 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 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!).
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 Substation
Underground in the project boundaries
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 PWC & securing of first 7000 acres of land
2011-2018: Wind measurement with measuring mast
2016-2017: Beginning of collaboration between RMP and ABO Wind & first extension of project area
2017: Installation of additional LIDAR wind measuring device
2018: Removal of measuring devices & second extension of project area
2017-2019: Conducting external studies
2019: Participation in SaskPower tender process
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 80% owned by ABO Wind and 20% owned by Rocky Mountain Power Inc.
Rocky Mountain Power is a Calgary-based company that has implemented several projects for power transmission and energy storage in Canada. Learn more: www.rockymountainpower.ca
ABO Wind is a German renewable energy pioneer founded in 1996. 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.