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 expect that the Projects will benefit the local community in a variety of ways, including creating up to 300 jobs related to construction and 5 to 15 jobs related to operations and maintenance. The Projects will also boost the local economy by providing business contract opportunities, property tax payments, landowner lease payments, and contributing to.

The Jenner Projects hosted its first virtual open house on September 8, 2021, with a focus on JWPP as construction begins in September. The open house provided information and updates on the upcoming construction activities, introduced the key people on the project team, provided an overview of the schedule, as well as information on approvals and permits. The open house presentation is available below, as well as the layout maps for the Projects. Timing of the next open house will be announced on the website and posted in the local newspaper once it has been decided.

 

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). Due to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the AESO have extended the milestone dates for the RESA by 12 months.

The original design of the JWPP proposed 36 turbine locations and associated infrastructure, which received approval from the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) in 2018. A Letter of Enquiry (LOE) was submitted to the AUC in July 2019 proposed some layout changes, including a reduction in the number of turbines to 29.

Another LOE for the JWPP was submitted to the AUC on April 13, 2021, which proposes a change in turbine manufacturer and model (from the Goldwind 4.2 MW turbine to the Enercon 5.X MW turbine), a reduction in turbine numbers (from 29 to 22), and several layout changes. Details of the proposed changes are available in the latest newsletter.

Construction of the JWPP is anticipation to begin earliest in Q3 2021. The project is anticipating commercial operation between Q4 2022 and Q3 2023.

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 was previously a part of the Jenner Wind Power Project Extension (JWPPE). However, the JWPPE has been separate into the JWPP2 and JWPP3 to accommodate the RESA for the JWPP2. More information is included in the July 2019 Newsletter. Due to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the AESO have extended the milestone dates for the RESA by 12 months.

The original JWPPE AUC application was split into separate applications for JWPP2 and JWPP3, and in March 2020, the JWPP2 application was resubmitted with amendments, including turbine numbers and locations, turbine model, and other minor changes. In June 2020, the AUC placed the JWPP2 application on hold to allow us to address environmental concerns.

An application amendment for the JWPP2 addressing these concerns was submitted to the AUC on April 9, 2021. The latest amendment proposed a change in turbine manufacturer and model (from the Goldwind 4.2 MW turbine to the Enercon 5.X MW turbine), a reduction in turbine numbers (from 17 to 13), and several layout changes that will significantly reduce the project’s impact on the environment. Details of the proposed changes are available in the latest newsletter.

Construction of the JWPP2 is anticipation to begin earliest in Q1 2022. The project is anticipating commercial operation between Q4 2022 and Q3 2023.

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 original JWPPE AUC application was split into separate applications for JWPP2 and JWPP3, and in March 2020, the JWPP3 application was resubmitted with amendments,  including turbine numbers and locations, turbine model, and other minor changes. In June 2020, the AUC placed the JWPP3 application on hold to allow us to address environmental concerns.

An application amendment for the JWPP3 addressing these concerns was submitted to the AUC on April 9, 2021. The latest amendment proposed a change in turbine manufacturer and model (from the Goldwind 4.2 MW turbine to the Enercon 5.X MW turbine), a reduction in turbine numbers (from 26 to 20), and several layout changes that will significantly reduce the project’s impact on the environment. Details of the proposed changes are available in the latest newsletter.

Construction of the JWPP3 is anticipation to begin earliest in Q1 2022. The project is anticipating commercial operation between Q4 2022 and Q3 2023.

Jenner Wind Power Projects Open House Presentation

Jenner Wind Power Projects Newsletters

Interconnection Documents

Jenner Wind Power Projects Location

 

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