Wind Policy and Developments in Canada

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Ports-to-Plains Energy Summit
Omni Interlocken Resort
Broomfield, CO
April 7, 2011
The Ports-to-Plains Corridor runs through the middle of North America’s wind corridor. Learn about the issues affecting this growing industry throughout the region.

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Wind Policy and Developments in Canada

  1. 1. Wind Development in Alberta Erin Bradley April 7, 2011Copyright of Royal Dutch Shell plc CONFIDENTIAL Shell WindEnergy Inc
  2. 2. U.S. Developer, Owner & Operator Involved in 8 wind projects in the U.S. that are 50/50 JV 722 wind turbines Total capacity – 900 MW Rock River, WY Cabazon Pass, CA Whitewater Hill, CA Brazos, TX 50MW 41MW 61.5MW 160MW Colorado Green Top of Iowa Mount Storm, WV White Deer, TX 162MW 80MW 264MW 80MW Copyright of Royal Dutch Shell plc CONFIDENTIAL Shell WindEnergy Inc.
  3. 3. Europe - Developer, Owner & Operator Involved in 3 wind projects in Europe that are 50/50 JV 170 wind turbines Total capacity – 200 MW La Muela Harburg NoordZeeWind Zaragoza, Spain Hamburg, Germany Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands 99MW 3.6MW 108 MW Copyright of Royal Dutch Shell plc CONFIDENTIAL Shell WindEnergy Inc.
  4. 4. Wild Steer Butte - General Project Information Location: Southeast of the town of Bow Island; 50 km west and 30 km south of Medicine Hat Capacity: up to 775 MW Site Control: 93,000 acres under option Transmission Solution: Southern Alberta Transmission Reinforcement (SATR) project Schedule: – Dependent on SATR timing Environmental: – Avian, bat, visual, noise baseline studies completeCopyright of Royal Dutch Shell plc Date 05/04/2011 CONFIDENTIAL Shell Wind Energy - Wild Steer Butte Project Shell WindEnergy Inc. 4
  5. 5. Wind in Alberta Market design — Merchant market — One of the most deregulated markets in North America Climate Change Legislation — Functioning carbon offset market Generation capacity — 13,447 MW existing generation, 805 MW of which is wind Interconnection queue — >12,000 MW of projects known, about 5,700 MW of which is advanced enough to be in the queue — Almost 7,000 MW of wind projects known, about 3,400 MW of which is in the queue Transmission — Southern Alberta Transmission System (SATR) being built to accommodate 2,700 MW of wind — Load pays for transmission buildCopyright of Royal Dutch Shell plc Date 05/04/2011 CONFIDENTIAL Shell Wind Energy - Wild Steer Butte Project Shell WindEnergy Inc. 5
  6. 6. Wind in Alberta - Challenges Economics — Few long term Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) — Low power prices — No federal or provincial incentives Climate Change Legislation — Canadian government has stated intention to follow US lead — Uncertainty on future of Alberta system and future priceCopyright of Royal Dutch Shell plc Date 05/04/2011 CONFIDENTIAL Shell Wind Energy - Wild Steer Butte Project Shell WindEnergy Inc. 6
  7. 7. Thank you! Thank you!Copyright of Royal Dutch Shell plc CONFIDENTIAL Shell WindEnergy Inc.
  8. 8. Copyright of Royal Dutch Shell plc CONFIDENTIAL Shell WindEnergy Inc.

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