Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has started constructing the 495 MW Buffalo Plains wind farm in Vulcan County, Alberta, the company said in a Nov. 16 news release, with most of the power going to tech giant Amazon as part of a power purchase agreement.
The wind farm will feature 83 Siemens-Gamesa wind turbines, producing enough power for more than 240,000 homes, CIP said. Amazon has procured 415 MW of Buffalo Plains’ output.
“This premier project demonstrates CIP’s unique ability to execute on large and complex infrastructure projects that will provide local jobs and clean, renewable wind energy for many years to come,” Tim Evans, partner and head of North America for CIP, said in a news release.
Canada-based Borea will be responsible for construction. The project is expected to be fully operational in December 2024, becoming Canada’s largest onshore wind farm.
CIP is among the world’s largest fund managers dedicated to greenfield renewable energy investments. To date, its 11 funds have raised about EUR 26 billion (US$28 billion) for investments in energy and associated infrastructure, according to the release.
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