CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Feb. 21, 2014) - BluEarth Renewables Inc. ("BluEarth") today announced that the Alberta Utilities Commission ("AUC") has approved the 115 megawatt Bull Creek Wind Project ("Bull Creek").
Bull Creek is located approximately 20 km northeast of Provost, Alberta on private land currently used for agriculture, ranching and oil and gas production.
"We are pleased to have received this key approval for our Bull Creek Wind Project. Once built, this project will contribute to the diversification of wind generation in Alberta, which has historically been concentrated in the southern part of the province," said Kent Brown, President & CEO of BluEarth. Locating the project away from existing wind farms in southern Alberta increases the efficiency of Bull Creek's energy contribution to Alberta Interconnected Electrical System.
With the AUC approval in place, BluEarth plans to apply for municipal development permits and continues to work on securing additional Power Purchase Agreements.
"Wind turbines have a strong track record of being good neighbours in rural Alberta communities for over 20 years. There are over 760 wind turbines operating in Alberta today, with more under construction," Brown went on to say. "As we move forward with this project, BluEarth is committed to carrying on that legacy and is looking forward to being a good neighbour to area residents for years to come."
About BluEarth Renewables Inc.
Headquartered in Calgary, Canada, BluEarth is a private independent renewable power producer, focused on the acquisition, development, construction and operation of wind, water, and solar projects in North America, with a primary focus in Canada. With the most experienced renewable energy development team in Canada, BluEarth's mission is to be the Canadian renewable energy leader by developing, building, and operating a portfolio that optimizes people, planet, and profit. BluEarth believes it has the power to change the future by demonstrating how to be sustainable and profitable, leaving the world a better place. For more information, visit bluearth.ca.