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Calgary, Alberta-based TransAlta Corp.'s 96 MW, C$170 million Kent Hills Wind Farm began commercial operation on Dec. 31, 2008, on time and on budget.

The project includes 32 3 MW Vestas V90 wind turbines. TransAlta's renewable generation portfolio now totals 1,219 MW and includes 248 MW of wind energy. The company also has another 132 MW of wind generation under construction, which is scheduled to come online in 2009 and 2010.

SOURCE: TransAlta Corp.

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