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300 MW Blackspring Ridge Wind Power Project- Open to ALL


Tour the 300 MW Blackspring Ridge wind power project with WiRE on Friday, August 30th, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

The 300 MW Blackspring Ridge project, located in Vulcan County, Alberta, is comprised of 166 Vestas V100-1.8 MW wind turbines. EDF Renewables managed the construction of the project under a fixed price engineering, procurement and construction contract with Mortenson Construction. Construction began in May 2013, and was completed in May 2014. As a result of the partnership agreements concluded in 2013, EDF Renewables and Enbridge became co-owners of Blackspring Ridge.

With an investment of about $600 million, the project represents the largest investment in wind energy in Western Canada. More than 350 jobs were created during the construction phase with 20 permanent operations and maintenance jobs.

Date: Friday, August 30th
Time: 11:00 am lunch & networking – 2:00 pm
Other Instructions: Dress accordingly for the weather – no sandals or high heels – please wear closed toe footwear.

Location to meet: Carmangay Curling Club, 332 Carman Street, Carmangay, AB

Showcasing Kinectrics, Transmission and Distribution Group- Open to All!

Participants will get a good understanding of Kinectrics’ capabilities and services and how we support the energy industry. Kinectrics provides independent third party testing services to qualify new products on behalf of customers, utilities and manufacturers to a variety of internationally recognized standards. We also perform commissioning tests in the field and failure investigations/forensics in the lab to help our clients understand modes of failure on components used in the power industry. Participants will get a chance to tour our various labs and meet experts in the transmission and distribution field.

Date: Thursday, September 12th  

Time: 9AM – 1PM – Lunch included

Location: Kinectrics – 800 Kipling Ave, Etobicoke


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