Wind Project Adds 185 MW of Capacity to British ColumbiaDavid Wagman | February 27, 2017
Pattern Energy Group LP says it completed its 184.6 megawatt (MW) Meikle Wind power project in British Columbia.
The company says the wind farm is now the largest wind facility in British Columbia, increasing the installed wind power capacity in the province by 37%.
The facility uses 61 GE wind turbines and has a 25-year power purchase agreement with BC Hydro.
The project's layout incorporates two different turbine models consisting of varying rotor sizes and hub heights. This design was developed to capture the most energy from the ridgelines, accounting for varying wind speeds, wind shear, turbulence ,and inflow angles. Meikle Wind is located within an area that was impacted by pine beetle kill and previous forestry activity, reducing the project's overall environmental impact, the company says.
The 184.6 MW Meikle Wind facility expanded British Columbia's total installed wind capacity to 673.6 MW, according to the Canadian Wind Energy Association.