Lone Pine Wind Farm
The Lone Pine Wind Farm ('the Project') is a proposed wind energy project located in Kneehill County, about 13 km west of Three Hills, Alberta. The Project has applied to the Alberta Electric System Operator to connect 466 megawatts (MW) of generating capacity to the grid. The current design for the Project will have a generating capacity of up to 350 MW, enough to power approximately 149,000 average Alberta homes each year. Further land expansion is underway to ensure the Project will be able to generate the remaining electricity needed to achieve 466 MW. The Project will generate significant revenue for the local community while resulting in minimal land take for the Project footprint, allowing farmers to diversify their income from the land.
The Project is being developed by Lone Pine Wind Project LP, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capstone Infrastructure Corporation ('Capstone').
The planned 350 MW Lone Pine Wind Farm is located in Kneehill County, about 13 km west of Three Hills, Alberta.
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Lone Pine Wind will require a capital investment of hundreds of millions for the Alberta economy and create hundreds of direct jobs during construction.
When completed, the facility will avoid an estimated 461,000 MTCO2e at the start of commercial operation. and generate enough power for approximately 149,000 average Alberta homes each year
Environmental Surveys Completed
Public Consultation Initiated
First Open House
Second Mailout and Open House
Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) Submission
Anticipated AUC Approval
Municipal Permit Submission & Approval
Proposed construction start
Target Commerical Operation Date
The project is anticipated to produce nearly 1,300,000 megawatt hours per year which is enough to supply electricity over the course of a year for about 149,000 average Albertan homes annually. The project will add emission-free, affordable, renewable energy to the provincial energy supply mix, avoiding an estimated 461,000 MTCO2e at the start of commercial operation. In addition, it will also provide the following economic benefits to the local community:
Employment opportunities for local contractors during construction for skilled labour as well as sourcing construction materials locally (gravel, concrete, etc).
Long term employment over 20+ years during operations for site managers, technicians, as well as secondary services for site maintenance.
Local businesses will receive an influx of business, particularly during the construction phase.
Kneehill County will receive additional revenue through the payment of permitting fees and property taxes. The additional revenue will have indirect benefits to all community members.
At Capstone, we’re committed to building long-standing relationships with our landowner partners and the communities where we operate. Should you have any questions about Capstone, the Project or the next steps, please feel free to reach out to us.
Project Manager, Development
Capstone Infrastructure Corporation