Portugal’s EDP Renewables has agreed a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) to sell 100% of the output from its 297MW Sharp Hills Sharp Hills (297MW) OnshoreAlberta, Canada, North America Click to see full details wind farm project in Alberta to Calgary energy company TransCanada (TC) Energy.
The PPA, agreed by subsidiary EDPR Canada, will enable development and construction of the wind farm, which is due online in 2023. The deal is western province Alberta’s largest PPA for wind power, according to TC Energy.
Around 300 jobs will be created during the project’s construction phase, and 15-20 once it is operational.
Sharp Hills is EDPR’s third wind farm in Canada and will take EDPR’s wind power capacity in the country to over 400MW, joining two wind farms in Ontario that are already in operation.
TC Energy says the Sharp Hills deal is an important step in building its renewable energy portfolio and its focus on decarbonisation.
The firm recently divested its remaining 15% stake in the 90km Northern Courier pipeline, which transports output from the Alberta oil sands project, although it retains nearly 5,000km of oil pipelines and 60,000km of natural gas pipelines in North America. In recent years, the firm has also signed PPAs to take output from two solar projects in Alberta.