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Cowley wind farm powers down

from Lethbridge Herald

Canada's first wind farm is powering down. After 23 years of electricity generation, the Cowley Ridge wind farm, west of Lethbridge near Pincher Creek, has reached the end of operating life and will be decommissioned, TransAlta has announced. The 16-megawatt, 57-turbine wind farm has been operating since 1993, thus already passed its 20-year design lifespan. TransAlta is reviewing the possibility of repowering the site with new and more efficient technology, however, said Amber Goulard, a TransAlta communications advisor. more

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