According to news reports, the Saskatchewan government approved a large-scale wind energy project in Canada to reduce the province’s greenhouse gas emissions.
The 56-turbine Blue Hill Wind Energy Project is planned for just south of Herbert, Saskatchewan. It is expected to generate 177 MW of power, and enough to power more than 70,000 homes.
“This new wind energy project demonstrates our government’s commitment to renewable energy and greenhouse gas emission reductions, both clear goals in our comprehensive provincial climate change strategy,” Environment Minister Dustin Duncan said in a statement.
Construction is expected to begin in 2019, with service as early as 2021.