July 24th, 2024

Wind farm nears operation southwest of the city

By Medicine Hat News on June 18, 2024.

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The “Forty Mile Bow Island” wind farm being built southwest of Medicine Hat was added to the Alberta power trading board on June 4, ahead of final work proceeding this fall.

The 266-megawatt facility was reduced by several turbine locations last year after the Alberta Utilities Commission re-evaluated proximity to the Bow Island Airport.

The project is owned by Spanish infrastructure company Acconia, which expects completion in early 2025.

The facility is relatively close but unrelated to the similarly named “Forty Mile Granlea” wind farm already in operation south of the area and owned by Atco.

5G in SW Sask

Burstall, Sask. was announced as one of 64 locations for new SaskTel cellphone coverage investments on June 7, while Fox Valley and Mankota will see new towers add to existing “5G” high speed service areas.

The Crown telecommunications company said coverage plans that were rolled out in 2021 now cover 85 per cent of residents with more than 500 towers.

It plans to spend $440 million this year on capital upgrades, and $2 billion over the next five years in tower and fibre-optic cable projects.

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