Wind Energy

The Town of Pincher Creek is the Wind Capital of Canada.  Nestled against the Rockies in Southwestern Alberta, Pincher Creek enjoys warm Chinook winds that compress and collect energy as they rush down the eastern slopes.  The Pincher Creek area offers the wind energy industry the ideal geographical area for developments in alternative, renewable energy technology and is playing a key role in the development of this increasingly important sustainable energy resource.   

The Canadian Wind Energy Association regards the Pincher Creek area as one of the nation's strongest wind power regions.  Presently, a total of 8 wind energy projects, consisting of 272 turbines are producing 291.93 mega watts of energy in the Pincher Creek area.  With another 5 wind energy projects, consisting of 180 turbines in the approved and project planning stages of producing an additional 580.70 mega watts of energy, for a total forecasted output of 872.63 mega watts of clean, green energy for the Pincher Creek area.

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Upcoming Events

JAN
23
6:00 PM
Council Meeting

Public Notices

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Castle Park Announcement January 20th
January 20, 2017
Alberta Premier Rachel Notely was in Pincher Creek today, Friday January 20, 2017 to announce new boundaries for the expanded Castle Wildland Provincial Park and the new Castle Provincial Park.

Press Release Spray Park
January 19, 2017
The Town of Pincher Creek is one of ten communities in Southern Alberta to receive funding through the Government of Canada’s Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.   The Town of Pincher Creek will receive federal funding in the amount of $463 000 to enhance the Pincher Creek Multi-Purpose Facility though the addition of a spray park pad, water re-circulation system, waterslide and landscaping.  The facility enhancement will be installed to the north of the multi-purpose facility. 
Keep your basement dry tips!
January 18, 2017
The melt is on, check out some tips on how to keep the melt out of your basement! 
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