Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has broken ground on Canada’s largest onshore wind project, Buffalo Plains.
CIP acquired the 495-megawatt wind farm, located in Vulcan County, Alberta, in 2022 from ABO Wind. Once it reaches operations by December 2024, Buffalo Plains will produce enough clean energy to power more than 240,000 homes, providing substantial economic and environmental benefits to the province of Alberta. Borea, a Canadian renewable-energy construction company, will be responsible for building Buffalo Plains, and Amazon has signed a power-purchase agreement to procure 415 megawatts of output from the project.
“We are pleased to announce the start of construction on the Buffalo Plains wind project, an important step in expanding our portfolio of best-in-class renewable energy projects in North America,” said Tim Evans, partner and head of North America, CIP. “This premier project demonstrates CIP’s unique ability to execute on large and com