October 2014

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  • October 24, 2014

Public & Stakeholder Consultation

On October 22 and 23, 2014 BluEarth hosted open houses in Provost and Chauvin to discuss possible changes to the project design. If the changes proposed are pursued, the Bull Creek Wind Project would consist of up to 17 wind turbine generators, an electrical collector system, distribution-level interconnection, a meteorological tower, and a fibre optic communications line. The Project will be entirely located in the Municipal District of Provost, approximately 20 km northeast of Provost and 60 km southeast of Wainwright, Alberta, near the Saskatchewan border. It is possible the operations and maintenance building will be located in the Municipal District of Wainwright.

The 17 wind turbine generators proposed would be constructed in locations already studied and approved under the existing AUC Permit & License. In general, the approved turbine locations that would not be used under a smaller project scenario would be those on the western and northern portions of the project area. Because of the reduced size of the Project, the overall potential impacts would be reduced compared to what has already been approved by the AUC.
BluEarth has posted the poster boards from the open houses as well as a letter that was recently circulated to landowners and interested parties in the Project Documents page of the Bull Creek Wind Project site. Please note: there was an error on the voltage listed on the open house poster boards. The voltage should be 24.94 kV not 29.54 kV.

Your feedback is very important to us as we work to finalize project details. Should you have any questions or comments about the design changes, please feel free to contact 1-844-214-2578 or bullcreekwind@bluearth.ca on or before November 6, 2014 for inclusion in the amendment filing.