Meikle Wind

Peace Region, British Columbia

Meikle Wind, located in the mountainous Peace Region, is the largest wind power facility in British Columbia. The facility was specially developed to capture the most energy from the surrounding ridgelines by accounting for varying wind speeds, wind shear, turbulence, and inflow angles.

Commercial Operation
2017
Facility Megawatt Capacity
179
Owned Megawatts
91
Equipment Manufacturer
General Electric
Equipment Model
2.53 MW - 3.2 MW
Equipment Quantity
61
Power Purchaser
BC Hydro
Revenue Type
PPA
Contract Tenor
2042

Meikle Wind

Peace Region, British Columbia

Meikle Wind, located in the mountainous Peace Region, is the largest wind power facility in British Columbia. The facility was specially developed to capture the most energy from the surrounding ridgelines by accounting for varying wind speeds, wind shear, turbulence, and inflow angles.

Commercial Operation
2017
Facility Megawatt Capacity
179
Owned Megawatts
91
Equipment Manufacturer
General Electric
Equipment Model
2.53 MW - 3.2 MW
Equipment Quantity
61
Power Purchaser
BC Hydro
Revenue Type
PPA
Contract Tenor
2042
Project Location
Project Location

Community

Throughout its first 25 years, Meikle Wind will contribute more than $70 million in payments through property taxes, the Crown lease, Wind Participation Rent, and community benefits. An average of 150 workers were on site during construction, and the facility employs nine full-time operations employees with local subcontractors as needed.

We have many communities around us, including The Treaty 8 First Nation. We support educational causes in the region, including the world-class outdoor education centre at Gwilliam Lake, and our local elementary schools, high schools, and community colleges.

Environment

Compared to coal-fired generation, each year Meikle Wind offsets COequal to the emissions of 123,000 cars and conserves enough water to supply more than 8,750 people.

The site is remote and often covered with snow year-round. This does not dissuade our wildlife visitors, including a family of five bears, moose, lynx, and plenty of deer. We consider the local animals to be extended family and have named the largest bear Maximus. During construction, workers made the discovery of fossilized tracks of a rare dinosaur, which were donated to the Tumbler Ridge Museum.

Community

Throughout its first 25 years, Meikle Wind will contribute more than $70 million in payments through property taxes, the Crown lease, Wind Participation Rent, and community benefits. An average of 150 workers were on site during construction, and the facility employs nine full-time operations employees with local subcontractors as needed.

We have many communities around us, including The Treaty 8 First Nation. We support educational causes in the region, including the world-class outdoor education centre at Gwilliam Lake, and our local elementary schools, high schools, and community colleges.

Environment

Compared to coal-fired generation, each year Meikle Wind offsets COequal to the emissions of 123,000 cars and conserves enough water to supply more than 8,750 people.

The site is remote and often covered with snow year-round. This does not dissuade our wildlife visitors, including a family of five bears, moose, lynx, and plenty of deer. We consider the local animals to be extended family and have named the largest bear Maximus. During construction, workers made the discovery of fossilized tracks of a rare dinosaur, which were donated to the Tumbler Ridge Museum.

Technology

Meikle Wind is a 179 MW facility with 61 GE turbines that range in size from 2.53 MW to 3.2 MW. The project’s innovative layout, developed in collaboration with GE, includes two different turbine models with varying rotor sizes and hub heights. Construction was performed by Borea Construction.

The facility entered into commercial operations in January of 2017 and sells 100% of its electrical output and environmental attributes under a power purchase agreement with BC Hydro.

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Technology

Meikle Wind is a 179 MW facility with 61 GE turbines that range in size from 2.53 MW to 3.2 MW. The project’s innovative layout, developed in collaboration with GE, includes two different turbine models with varying rotor sizes and hub heights. Construction was performed by Borea Construction.

The facility entered into commercial operations in January of 2017 and sells 100% of its electrical output and environmental attributes under a power purchase agreement with BC Hydro.

To learn more visit:
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