Talbot Wind Farm

- 2010 -

Location: Ridgetown, Ontario

Client: RES Americas Inc.

Transmission Line Voltage: 230kV

Transmission Line Length: 10.4km

Structure Type: Wood Pole H-Frame

# of Structures: N/A

Wind Generation Capacity: 99MW

Services provided:

  • Access Mapping
  • Engineering
  • Right-Of-Way Clearing
  • Material Procurement
  • Transmission Line Construction
  • Right-Of-Way Restoration

100% Farmland Construction

Crop Types Crossed: Soy, Corn, Canola

Other Challenges:

  • Construction needed to avoid sensitive farming seasons
  • Long spans allow poles to be set on either side of archaeologically significant locations
  • Municipal Ditches up to 15’ deep
  • Structure placement and design must allow for farm equipment to pass around and underneath Transmission Line
  • Hydro One tower transmission line crossing
  • Multiple local distribution crossings
  • Tallest Resin 3-Pole transmission voltage structure in Canada
  • 2 – 138’ poles + 1 120’ pole
  • Highway 401 Crossing
  • Wild Weather: Rolling thunder storms and constant downpours