Kent Hills Wind Farm is situated on provincial crown land, 32 km southwest of Moncton. It was the first commercial wind power plant developed in NB and is also the largest operation of its kind in the province.
Completed in two phases between 2008 and 2010, there are 50 V90-3.0 MW Vesta turbines at Kent Hills. Each one features three 45 meter blades at the top of 80 metre towers. The plant has a 150 megawatt capacity, and a 28.5 km transmission line connects it to NB Power’s terminal near Salisbury.
Kent Hills was developed jointly by Trans-Alta Corporation and Natural Forces Technologies Inc. Trans-Alta has a 25 year agreement to sell electricity generated at Kent Hills exclusively to NB Power.