(March 31, 2021 Toronto) – Potentia Renewables Inc. (Potentia) is pleased to announce that it has reached agreements with Enercon for the supply of Enercon’s E-160 EP5 wind turbines for its three Jenner, Alberta wind projects totaling 305 MW. Under the agreements, Enercon shall supply fifty-five (55) E-160 EP5 turbines with 114 m hub height for three projects at Jenner, Alberta over the course of two years. These will be the first wind projects in North America to feature such a turbine model.
The Jenner projects are located just north of the hamlet of Jenner, Alberta and east of the city of Brooks. Jenner 1 and Jenner 2 have been selected for power purchase agreements under the Renewable Electricity Procurement Round 3 by the Alberta Electric System Operator in 2018 and are expected to begin commercial operations in 2022 and 2023 respectively. The Jenner 3 project is planned to enter into a bilateral power purchase agreement and will begin commercial operations in 2022.
“Potentia is excited to partner with Enercon as we progress towards building more than one (1) GW of wind projects in Western Canada over the next two years”, said Jeff Jenner, CEO of Potentia. “This newly minted supply, long term service and industry leading collaboration comes at a time of accelerated growth for Potentia. We look forward to bringing the new flagship Enercon turbines to Canada at our Jenner, Alberta wind projects.”
“Enercon is proud to contribute to the challenge of providing clean energy at record low prices in Canada, a clear win-win for our economy and our environment”, states Michael Weidemann, Executive Vice-President of Enercon Canada Inc.
The full Enercon press release is available here.