The Castle Rock Ridge Wind Farm, located in the town of Pincher Creek in Canada’s southwestern Alberta region, has been connected to the grid.
The new wind facility has a total capacity of 76 MW. The 33 turbines of the wind farm will be able to generate over 200 million kWh each year, avoiding the atmospheric emission of more than 130 thousand tons of CO2 annually.
With Castle Rock Ridge, Enel Green Power has increased its installed capacity to 124 MW in Canada, while the Group’s total installed capacity in North America has reached 1,088 MW.
"Castle Rock Ridge is a clear demonstration of our ability to build power plants in Canada and a first step for future potential development in the Alberta region,” stated Enel Green Power CEO Francesco Starace. “The entry into service of the new plant has further increased our ‘zero-emissions’ capacity in the country, where we have had a well established presence for a long time, stressing our commitment to contributing to sustainable growth.”
Enel Green Power North America, a subsidiary of Enel Green Power, is a leading owner and operator of renewable energy plants in North America with projects operating and under development in 21 U.S. states and three Canadian provinces. EGP-NA owns and operates more than 70 plants with an installed capacity totalling 1,088 MW powered by renewable hydropower, wind, geothermal, solar and biomass energy.
Enel Green Poweris the Enel Group company fully dedicated to the development and management of renewable energy sources in Italy and throughout the world. The company generated 22.5 billion kWh in 2011 from water, sun, wind and the Earth’s heat - enough to meet the energy needs of more than 8 million households and avoid the emission of over 16 million tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.
Enel Green Power is a world leader thanks to its well-balanced generation mix, which includes all major renewable technologies. The Company has an installed capacity of nearly 7,100 MW from a mix of sources including wind, solar, hydroelectric, geothermal and biomass. Currently, EGP has over 650 operational plants in 16 countries in Europe and the Americas.