About the Golden South Wind Project
The Golden South Wind Project (the Project) is located immediately south and east of the Town of Assiniboia, Saskatchewan, approximately 175 kilometres southwest of Regina in the Rural Municipalities of Lake of the Rivers and Stonehenge.
The Project has been in development since 2009 and is located within approximately 34,000 acres of leased agricultural land. The Project will consist of 50 turbines, an underground electrical collection system, a transformer substation, meteorological towers, operations and maintenance building, new access roads and upgrading of some existing roads. Upon completion, the Project will have a generation capacity of 200 megawatt (MW) and is expected to enter into service in 2021.
A Community Liaison Committee (CLC) was established for the Project in September 2019. The purpose of the CLC is to provide a venue for open dialogue with the local community during construction and the start of operations. Since its establishment, the CLC has held two meetings open to the public for observation.
The fourth CLC meeting took place virtually on Tuesday, November 24, 2020. Please visit the CLC page for the meeting minutes and presentation. .
The Project has completed construction on turbine access roads, turbine foundations, the main temporary laydown area (where we have office trailers and storage space), and the substation. As of November 2020, construction of the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) building is 90% complete and 50% of the turbine components have been delivered to site. Delivery of the turbine components are expected to be completed by the end of February 2021, and the Project is aiming to reach the Commercial Operation Date (COD) by March 2021.
During this unprecedented time of the COVID-19 pandemic, Golden South Wind LP and Borea Construction are serious about working safely in the local community. Specific protocols, in line with the Saskatchewan provincial health orders, have been put in place to protect the community and the workers. These are reviewed regularly based on changing provincial requirements. Details of these protocols are available in the COVID-19 page.
If you have any questions regarding our COVID-19 protocols or the Project in general, please visit our FAQ page or contact us.