The Sharp Hills Project is a mid stage development project which was originated by AWEC, and later sold in 2015 to EDPR with ARPLP still maintaining an interest in the project. The project was successful in securing a 20 year contract within Alberta’s REP 1 competition for 250MW and is expected to be in operation by the end of 2019. More specifically the project site lies north of Oyen, Alberta in an area that appears to be very conducive to wind power development. Wind measurement studies commenced in late 2011 while AESO interconnection studies and permitting activities are currently underway.
A newly built 240kV transmission line runs through the project site with potential capacity for a 300 MW wind farm. Environmental studies and permitting activities are expected to be completed in 2017.