Dutch wind turbine supplier Emergya Wind Technologies (EWT) announced it has installed the first of four wind turbines at the Haeckel Hill onshore wind project in Canada.
The Haeckel Hill project is a 4 MW wind turbine project on Haeckel Hill in Yukon Canada. The project is also called Thäy T’äw in Southern Tutchone, the name for the mountain on which the project is built.
EWT supplies four of its 1 MW EWT DW61 direct drive wind turbines specifically adapted to the challenging Yukon climate. These cold climate version of EWT’s DW61 wind turbines are equipped with black blades that reduce icing as well as in-blade heating systems that keep them warm and melt ice quickly if it does build up. The blades are manufactured at EWT’s rotor blade factory in Enschede. They replace previous 600kW wind turbines.
The wind turbines will power up to 650 homes over their 20-year lifespan and will replace the equivalent of more than 40-million litres of diesel fuel, which means offsetting up to 115,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions. The energy generated will be purchased by Yukon Energy Corporation.
Haeckel Hill / Thäy T’äw
The project is managed by Eagle Hill Energy Partnership, a project of Kwanlin Dün First Nation’s development corporation, Chu Níikwän. There is additional funding from the federal and territorial governments. It marks the first wind energy project signed as part of the Yukon Government’s Independent Power Production Policy’s Standing Offer Program and the first 100% Indigenous-owned wind energy project in northern Canada. Source: EWT