ABOUT THE JENNER WIND POWER PROJECTS
The proposed Jenner Wind Power Projects are located near the town of Jenner in southeast Alberta. The projects are primarily located on cultivated land and will generate clean energy while allowing landowners to continue with their daily activities. They have an excellent wind resource that has been verified through multiple years of collected onsite wind data. Potentia Renewables Inc. (PRI) purchased the Jenner Wind Power Projects from Joss Wind Power Inc. on November 30, 2015. Each of the projects is now held in individual limited partnerships.
The projects involve the installation of wind turbines, an electrical collection system, access roads and the construction of a new collector substation, called the Halsbury 306S Substation. The wind turbines will be connected to the substation through a combination of 34.5 kilovolt (kV) above-ground and under-ground collector lines. The projects will connect to Alberta’s electric grid through a 14km 240kV transmission line identified as 949L.
The projects will have temporary laydown areas during construction for equipment storage. An operations and maintenance facility will be constructed for use during the life of the projects. The projects will require construction of new access roads and upgrades to existing roads in the area. These roads will transport materials for turbine assembly during the construction stage and allow access to turbines for regular maintenance during operation.
PRI will look to the local community where possible during construction for local trades and other business opportunities. It is anticipated that up to 300 construction jobs and 5 to 15 permanent local jobs will be created.
For more information about the wind turbines, substation and transmission interconnection please see our newsletters and other information documents found under “Project Documents”.
JENNER WIND POWER PROJECT (JWPP)
The JWPP has a nameplate capacity of 122.4 megawatts (MW). On December 17, 2018 the project was selected for a long-term contract under the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) through the Renewable Electricity Program (REP), which is an excellent milestone for the project. The original design proposed 36 turbine locations and associated infrastructure, which received approval from the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) in 2018. As a result of a proposed change in turbine technology, only 29 of the previously-approved locations are now required. A summary of the small project changes (including the reduction in turbines) was submitted to the AUC for approval through a Letter of Enquiry (LOE) in July 2019. The proposed project changes are summarized in our JWPP April 2019 newsletter below under “Project Documents”.
Construction of the JWPP is anticipated to begin in early 2020 with commercial operation of the project scheduled for mid-2021.
JENNER WIND POWER PROJECT EXPANSION (JWPPE)
The JWPPE has a nameplate capacity of 180.6 MW. As a result of the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) Renewable Electricity Program (REP) process, a portion of the JWPPE was selected for a long-term contract by the AESO. The 71.4 MW portion of the JWPPE that was selected for the AESO REP will be called the Jenner Wind Power Project 2 (“JWPP2”). The remaining 109.2 MW of the JWPPE that was not selected for a long-term contract will be built to sell power directly into the Alberta power pool or to a credible third-party and will be called the Jenner Wind Power Project 3 (“JWPP3”).
To keep the relevant AUC permit applications for JWPP2 and JWPP3 separate, the existing 180.6 MW JWPPE AUC application will be split into two applications; a 71.4 MW application for JWPP2, and a 109.2 MW application for JWPP3. The applications will be submitted under two new companies; Jenner 2 Limited Partnership and Jenner 3 Limited Partnership, both of which were created to own the assets of each project. The new companies are both subsidiaries of Jenner Wind Limited Partnership. Potentia Renewables Inc. is the ultimate parent entity of all project entities mentioned above. Both projects’ AUC applications will include studies that take into consideration the potential impacts of the other (and the JWPP), including sound levels and shadow flicker.
Construction of the JWPP2 and JWPP3 is anticipated to begin in early 2020. Commercial operation of the JWPP2 and JWPP3 is expected in Q2 and Q4 2021, respectively.
Additional information and a summary of the proposed changes are provided in our JWPP2 & JWPP3 July 2019 newsletter below under “Project Documents”.
- JWPP2 and JWPP3 Newsletter (July 2019)
- JWPP Project Update Letter (June 2019)
- JWPP Newsletter (April 2019)
- Wind Power Project Newsletter (January 2018)
- Wind Power Project Newsletter (July 2017)
- Open House Wind Power Posters (June 2016)
- Wind Power Project Newsletter (June 2016)
- Wind Power Project Newsletter (November 2015)
- Open House Wind Power Project Posters (November 2015)
Jenner Wind Power Projects
Jenner Wind Power Interconnect Project
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.
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.
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.
Potentia Renewables Inc. received Alberta Utilities Commission Approvals on minor project amendments to the JWPP, Proceeding 23536.
Potentia Renewables Inc. received approval from Special Areas Board 2 on the development permit for the JWPP.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Potentia Renewables Inc. acquired the Jenner Wind Power Projects from Joss Wind Power Inc. through a subsidiary called Power Renewable Energy Corporation.
Jenner Wind Limited Partnership (JWLP) by Jenner Wind GP Inc., its general partner, is a special purpose vehicle created by Potentia Renewables Inc. for the JWPP and JWPPE.
Potentia Renewables Inc. (PRI) is an independent power producer focused on developing, managing and operating renewable energy systems. PRI is a consolidation of two of Power Corporation of Canada’s wholly-owned solar and wind companies, Potentia Solar Inc. and Power Renewable Energy Corporation. Power Corporation of Canada is a diversified international management and holding company.
For detailed information on the wind farm and interconnection, or to request a personal consultation please contact Scott Land:
For general information about the project or the company please contact Potentia Renewables Inc.: