The power project, called Blackspring Ridge I, will be built near the village of Carmangay in Vulcan County, approximately 165 kms southeast of Calgary.

Construction on the project is expected to begin in 2012 with commercial operation in 2013.

The wind farm will generate enough clean energy to power approximately 100,000 homes and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 600,000 tonnes per year.

Greengate said that the project will provide substantial economic benefits to rural Alberta in the form of new jobs, increased tax revenues and royalties for landowners.