Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has inked its first deal in Canada with Renewable Energy Systems (RES) to supply the 100 MW Hilda wind farm in Alberta.
The agreement enhances the company’s worldwide cooperation with RES in North America while also helping Alberta and Canada as a whole fulfill their 30% renewable energy generation target by 2030. Siemens Gamesa will deliver 20 SG 5.0-145 turbines, which will provide clean, inexpensive power to around 50,000 households.
“In collaboration with RES and via the Hilda wind power project, we are two global organizations really collaborating to make great impact within our local communities, and this project is proof of that,” said Shannon Sturgil, CEO of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy’s Onshore North America. “RES remains a critical partner in delivering sustainable energy solutions, as well as a great global citizen in the communities we serve, and we are excited to expand our cooperation with them into Canada.”
The 71-metre blade on the SG 4.X platform incorporates aerodynamics and noise reduction technologies, including Siemens Gamesa DinoTails Next Generation technology, to ensure maximum energy output while emitting low noise levels. This noise reduction will increase the performance of the Hilda wind power plant while staying below the permissible noise emission standards. Siemens Gamesa has received contracts for more than 1.2 GW of electricity with the SG 4.X platform in Western Canada for installation until 2023.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is the market leader in cumulative installed capacity, with about 3,000 MW of wind turbines deployed across Canada from Alberta to Quebec, and signed contracts that will expand to more than 4,000 MW by the end of 2023.