The Jenner Wind Power Project (JWPP), Jenner Wind Power Project 2 (JWPP2) and Jenner Wind Power Project 3 (JWPP3), collectively known as the Projects, are located near the town of Jenner in southeastern Alberta. Potentia Renewables Inc. (PRI) purchased the Projects from Joss Wind Power Inc. in 2015. Each project is now held by a project-specific limited partnership. The Projects are primarily located on privately-owned, cultivated land, and their layouts have been revised over the years in response to stakeholder feedback, environmental constraints, wind resource, turbine technology, and regulatory requirements.

The Projects share the same project boundary, as well as the following general infrastructure:

  • The AUC approved but not yet constructed Halsbury 306S Substation, which the Projects’ collector systems will connect into
  • Transmission Line 949L, which will be constructed to connect the Halsbury 306S Substation to the Jenner 275S Substation
  • The existing Jenner 275S Substation, owned by Altalink, which will connect the Projects to Alberta’s electrical grid
  • Three temporary laydown areas for equipment storage during construction
  • An operations and maintenance (O&M) building for use during the life of the Projects

PRI has engaged local landowners and stakeholders throughout the Projects’ development process, and we will continue to do so in a way that respects community members’ needs. We hosted the first virtual open house on September 8, 2021 when the JWPP started construction and the presentation is available for download below. We will continue to send out newsletters or host open houses throughout the construction period of the three Jenner Projects to provide updates and answer inquiries.

As of March 2022, construction is resuming at the JWPP. Construction will begin at the JWPP2 and JWPP3 in April and construction of the Transmission Line will begin around May. Equipment are arriving onsite starting from March and the haul routes is available here for your reference. We recently hosted a virtual open house via zoom on March 15, 2022, and provide information and updates on the construction activities and schedules for all of the Jenner Projects and Transmission Line in 2022. The presentation is available here. If you have any question regarding the haul routes or the upcoming construction, please attend the open house or email us at info@jenner.com.

If you have any question or concern regarding the construction activities at the Jenner Projects, you can reach out to us any time at info@jennerwind.com.

In case of emergencies, please contact our Construction Manager, Alex Lawson (905-510-8519).

JENNER WIND POWER PROJECT (JWPP)

The JWPP has a generation capacity of 122.4 megawatts (MW). In December 2018, the project executed a long-term Renewable Electricity Support Agreement (RESA) with the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) as part of the Renewable Electricity Program (REP).

The JWPP consists of 22 Enercon 5.X MW turbines, an underground collector line system, new turbine access roads and road upgrades. It shares some infrastructure with the JWPP2 and JWPP3, including transmission line, O&M building, substations and laydown areas.

Construction at the JWPP has recommenced in March 2021. Fifteen (15) out of the 22 turbine foundations were completed in 2021 and the rest 7 foundations will be completed in spring 2022. Road upgrades and new access roads construction are planned to start in April and collector line installations will begin in May. Turbine components for the JWPP will arrive via the haul routes during the summer months and the first turbine is anticipated to be erected in July. Commissioning and operation of the first turbine is expected to take place in late fall of 2022.

The most update to date information of construction activities and schedule for the project is available in the March 2022 Virtual Open House presentation. 

The project is anticipating commercial operation between Winter 2022 and Spring 2023. Ongoing and upcoming construction activities and project status will be regularly updated on this website and provided in future newsletters and/or open house events.

JENNER WIND POWER PROJECT 2 (JWPP2)

The JWPP2 has a generation capacity of 71.4 megawatts (MW). In December 2018, the project executed a long term Renewable Electricity Support Agreement (RESA) by the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) as part of the Renewable Electricity Program (REP). The JWPP2 received approval from the AUC in December 2021.

The JWPP2 consists of 13 Enercon 5.X MW turbines, an underground collector line system, new turbine access roads and road upgrades. It shares some infrastructure with JWPP and JWPP3, including transmission line, O&M building, substations and laydown areas.

As of March 16, 2022, the JWPP2 is undergoing the SAB Development Permit appeal proceeding and construction is scheduled to commence in mid to late April. Construction in spring 2022 will focus on upgrading existing roads and building new access roads to the turbine pads. Collector installation will begin in the summer months and construction of the turbine pads and foundations will start in fall 2022. Turbine delivery for the JWPP2 is planned for spring 2023 and construction at the the project will into 2023.

The most up to date information of construction activities and schedule for the project is available in the March 2022 Virtual Open House presentation.

The JWPP2 is anticipating commercial operation between Spring 2023 and Summer 2023. Ongoing and upcoming construction activities and project status will be regularly updated on this website and provided in future newsletters and/or open house events.

JENNER WIND POWER PROJECT 3 (JWPP3)

The JWPP3 has a generation capacity of 109.2 megawatts (MW). The JWPP3 was previously a part of the Jenner Wind Power Project Extension (JWPPE) but has since been separated from the JWPP2 to accommodate the JWPP2 RESA. The JWPP3 did not receive a RESA under the AESO REP but will be built to sell electricity directly to the grid or have its own offtake arrangements. The JWPP3 received approval from the AUC in December 2021.

The JWPP3 consists of 20 Enercon 5.X MW turbines, an underground collector line system, new turbine access roads and road upgrades. It shares some infrastructure with the JWPP and JWPP2, including transmission line, O&M building, substations and laydown areas.

As of March 16, 2022, the JWPP3 is undergoing the SAB Development Permit appeal proceeding and construction is scheduled to commence in mid to late April. Construction in spring 2022 will focus on building new access roads and road upgrades. Installation of collector lines is anticipated to start in May and be completed by the end of summer. Turbine components for the JWPP3 will arrive via haul routes during the summer months and the first turbine is anticipated to be erected in fall 2022. Commissioning and operation of the first turbine at the JWPP3 is planned for early winter 2022.

The most up to date information of construction activities and schedule for the project is available in the March 2022 Virtual Open House presentation. 

The project is anticipating commercial operation between Winter 2022 and Spring 2023. Ongoing and upcoming construction activities and project status will be regularly updated on this website and provided in future newsletters and/or open house events.

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March 2022

Construction has resumed at the JWPP. The haul routes for equipment are available here. Construction of the JWPP2 and JWPP3 are anticipated to begin in April and construction of the Transmission Line will begin around May. We hosted a second virtual open house on March 15 to provide information on construction activities and schedule for the Jenner Projects in 2022. The presentation is available here.

December 2021

Construction wrapped up for the year at the JWPP. We have safely constructed 15 of the JWPP’s 22 turbine foundations, built several kilometres of new and improved roads, established the main construction laydown area and completed majority of the substation civil works. Our construction teams have demobilized from the site for the winter and construction activities will resume in Spring 2022. Furthermore, the JWPP2 and JWPP3 have received their respective approval from the AUC and they will begin construction in Spring 2022.

September 2021

Construction began at the JWPP. The first open house was hosted virtually on September 8, 2021, and the local community was updated with information on construction activities, schedule and timelines. Due to the lack of interests from the community, a Community Liaison Committee (CLC) will not be established for the Jenner Projects. Updates on the projects will be provided to the public via the website, the newsletter, and future open houses.

April 2021

A Letter of Enquiry (LOE) was sent to the AUC for the JWPP and updated applications for the JWPP2 and JWPP3 were submitted to the AUC. The JWPP, JWPP2 and JWPP3 are pending response from the AUC.

February 2021

A Letter of Enquiry (LOE) will be sent to the AUC for the JWPP and updated applications for the JWPP2 and JWPP3 are also to be submitted to the AUC. The LOE and updated applications will outline the proposed changes for the JWPP, JWPP2 and JWPP3, including the change in turbine manufacturer, turbine nameplate capacity, reduction in turbines, and several layout modifications that reduce the projects’ environmental impact.

July 2019

A Letter of Enquiry (LOE) for the proposed minor changes to the approved JWPP, Halsbury substation, and 949L transmission line has been submitted to the AUC in July 2019. The LOE is registered under AUC proceeding 24718.

The existing 180.6 MW JWPPE AUC application will be taken out of abeyance and split into two applications; a 71.4 MW application for the JWPP2, and a 109.2 MW application for the JWPP3. We anticipate submitting the AUC applications for the JWPP2 and JWPP3 in Q3 2019.

April 2019

A Letter of Enquiry (LOE) for the proposed changes to the already-approved JWPP is being submitted to the AUC in April 2019.

The JWPPE application will be removed from abeyance and amended to separate the project into two phases to accommodate the power purchase contract from the AESO for a portion of the JWPPE. Amendments are also required for the turbine technology, number and location of turbines and other small changes. We anticipate submitting the amendment in May 2019.

The Halsbury Substation and the transmission line will be shared by the JWPP and JWPPE projects. An LOE is being submitted for proposed changes to the already-approved Halsbury Substation. No changes to the approved transmission line (interconnection) are required.

December 2018

Potentia Renewables Inc., through wholly owned subsidiaries, signed 20-year Renewable Energy Support Agreements with the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) for the JWPP and a portion of the JWPPE (to be known as JWPP2) as part of the AESO?s Renewable Electricity Program 3 procurement.

July 2018

Potentia Renewables Inc. received Alberta Utilities Commission Approvals on minor project amendments to the JWPP, Proceeding 23536.

December 2017

Potentia Renewables Inc. received approval from Special Areas Board 2 on the development permit for the JWPP.

June 2017

Potentia Renewables Inc. received all Alberta Utilities Commission Approvals for the JWPP, including Approvals for the preferred transmission line route. For more information and to view the AUC Approvals for the JWPP and its associated infrastructure, please visit and log in to www.auc.ab.ca. The Proceeding number for the JWPP project is 21394.

Potentia Renewables Inc. assigned the JWPP and JWPPE to a special purpose vehicle called the Jenner Wind Limited Partnership from Power Renewable Energy Corporation.

November 2016

Potentia Renewables Inc. filed an application with the Alberta Utilities Commission on March 3, 2016 (proceeding number 21394, application #21394-A001) requesting final Approvals of the 122.4 MW Jenner Wind Power Project.

May 2016

Potentia Renewables Inc. filed applications with the Alberta Utilities Commission on May 13, 2016 and May 19, 2016 requesting Approvals to construct and operate the Halsbury 306S Substation (proceeding number 21394, application #21394-A002), the Transmission Line 949L (proceeding number 21394, application #21394-A004) and to connect the JWPP to the Alberta Interconnected Electric System.

March 2016

Potentia Renewables Inc. filed an application with the Alberta Utilities Commission on March 3, 2016 (proceeding number 21394, application #21394-A001) requesting Approvals of a Phase I Buildable Area application for the 122.4 MW Jenner Wind Power Project.

November 2015

Potentia Renewables Inc. acquired the Jenner Wind Power Projects from Joss Wind Power Inc. through a subsidiary called Power Renewable Energy Corporation.

For detailed information on the wind farm and interconnection, or to request a personal consultation please contact Scott Land:

By Mail

Suite 900, 202. 6th Ave SW Calgary
AB T2P 2R9

By Phone

1-403-473-6661

For general information about the project or the company please contact Potentia Renewables Inc.:

By Mail

Suite 1102, 200 Wellington Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 3C7

By Phone

1-416-703-1911