EDF Energy’s renewable arm has agreed to buy a 300MW wind project in Canada in partnership with Canadian firm Enbridge.
The companies claim the $600 million (£393m) Blackspring Ridge Wind Project – sold by privately held wind power developer Greengate Power Corporation – will be the largest wind project in Western Canada when operational.
Construction of the wind farm, which will consist of 166 1.8MW turbines, will start later this year. EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN) Canada and Enbridge will each own 50% of the project.
Antoine Cahuzac, CEO at EDF EN said: “Adding this project to our Canadian portfolio reflects our will to establish EDF EN Canada in the western part of the country. This project presents an opportunity to optimise assets and preserve our leadership position in North America.”
The wind farm is expected to supply clean energy to around 140,000 homes when operational.