• Capital Power has selected Mortenson Canada to begin work on its 142.2MW Quality Wind Project in British Columbia. Mortenson will erect 79 wind turbines and build 22km of 230kV transmission line and 44km of roadway. The balance of plant engineering, procurement and construction services will be provided by a contractor. When complete, the project will supply electricity to 43,000 homes.  
  • GE recently received an order for 55 1.6MW turbines for the Wintering Hills wind farm, which is 70% owned by Suncor and 30% Teck Resources. Delivery of the turbines will begin in the second quarter of 2011. The 88MW project is located near Drumheller, Alberta and at peak operation is expected to generate clean electricity to power approximately 35,000 homes.  
  • A $6.2 billion hydroelectric power project planned for Newfoundland and Labrador has begun to receive funding. Emera, an energy services company, will fund nearly $1.8 billion of project costs, with $600 million being put towards a transmission link from Labrador to Newfoundland, and $1.2 billion to the maritime link from Newfoundland to Nova Scotia. Nalcor Energy, a Newfoundland provincially‚Äźowned company, will spend $2.9 billion to build generating facilities at Muskrat Falls.