Taber was settled by homesteaders in the late 1890’s and was initially a coal-mining town.
The Chin Chute Wind Power Project produces enough electricity for approximately 11,000 homes. The electricity is sold to consumers through Alberta’s electricity grid.
Approximately 160 people were employed during the construction phase of the Chin Chute Wind Farm, and several permanent jobs were created to manage the project. The Chin Chute Wind Power Project provides increased revenues for Alberta through investments in local infrastructure, lease agreements with local landowners and property tax revenues from the project over its lifetime.
Harnessing a plentiful domestic energy resource like wind to generate electricity provides North America with sustainable and clean-energy choices beyond conventional power plants, which are facing depleting resources, increased carbon emissions and price volatility.
“Canada’s wind-energy industry is quickly maturing but still has an opportunity to become robustly competitive with conventional energy options. Government support is critical to attracting investment required to develop renewable-energy options and build a self-sustaining industry in Canada.”—Daniel E. Dubois, Chief Development Officer, ACCIONA Wind Energy Canada