Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners Begins Construction on 495 MW Wind Farm in Alberta

Nov. 21, 2023
The project will power more than 240,000 homes in Alberta, and Amazon has signed a PPA to procure 415 MW of output from the wind farm

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has initiated construction on the 495 MW Buffalo Plains wind farm in Vulcan County, Alberta, which consists of 83 Siemens-Gamesa turbines, in support of its Copenhagen Infrastructure IV (CI IV) fund.


The project acquired from ABO Wind will create approximately 250 full-time jobs and produce enough clean energy to power more than 240,000 homes, providing substantial economic and environmental benefits to Alberta upon completion.


While Canadian renewable energy construction company Borea will construct the project, Amazon has signed a PPA to procure 415 MW of output from Buffalo Plains. Norton Rose Fulbright and FIH Partners supported CIP on the transaction.


“This premier project demonstrates CIP’s unique ability to execute on large and complex infrastructure projects that will provide local jobs and clean, renewable wind energy for many years to come,” said Tim Evans, Partner and Head of North America at CIP.


Buffalo Plains is part of CIP’s 29 GW+ portfolio of renewable generating assets in development, construction, or operation across North America.