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Renewable Energy Systems Canada Inc (RES) has received approval from the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) to develop, build and operate the Forty Mile Wind Power Project (“Forty Mile” or "the Project"). Forty Mile is a 400 MW wind energy generation project located about 6 kilometers (km) east of Bow Island in The County of Forty Mile No. 8, Alberta. The Project Area as depicted in the map which can be found on our Project Documents Page comprises a total of 40,000 acres of land, currently under option agreement with several landowners of the area. However, only a very small fraction of this Project Area would actually be used for the Project’s components and infrastructure during operations.


As part of the AUC approved Forty Mile Wind Power Plant, RES will need to construct a transmission line to connect to the Alberta Interconnected Electric System (AIES), the provincial power grid. The proposed Project involves constructing approximately 20 km of new overhead 240 kV transmission line located near the town of Bow Island in Forty Mile County No. 8. The Connection Project will connect the approved RES Forty Mile 516S Substation located on NE 7-10-9-W4M to AltaLink’s proposed Murray Lake 326S Substation to be located on NW 36-8-9-W4M. AltaLink will be engaging stakeholders on the proposed Murray Lake 326S substation and will submit a separate facility application to the AUC. See maps and the AESO Need overview for the Connection Project posted on our Project Documents page.

To find out more about ongoing activities please visit our Project News Page.


RES is an active player in the communities in which it is involved and can support various fundraising events and special initiatives that bring local benefit.

The Project, which is expected to be an investment of over $400 million, will bring substantial local economic and social benefits to the community. These include:

  • Municipal tax revenues throughout the life of the Project;
  • Annual lease payments and/or royalties to all landowners participating in the Project, providing a parallel, secure revenue stream to standard farming operations;
  • Construction and operations jobs and support services during construction and throughout the life of the Project;
  • Contracting opportunities for local businesses;
  • Increased local spending on goods and services during the Project’s development, construction and operational phases.

If you have any ideas on how we can take an active role in the community, please contact us.

This website will be updated regularly, please visit us again soon.