Located in Hecate Strait, between Haida Gwaii and Prince Rupert on the British Columbia mainland, the Wind Energy Field harbours some of the strongest, most-consistent winds in the world.
The Wind turbines would be positioned offshore, southeast of Rose Spit. The Project will be connected to the mainland near Prince Rupert, and to Haida Gwaii, via submarine cables. The area offers the strong and consistent winds and shallow waters needed to accommodate offshore wind turbines.
Wind over the water is generally stronger and more consistent than wind over land. With fewer obstructions such as hills, man-made structures and even trees, offshore wind produces more energy, more efficiently than onshore wind. Offshore projects are usually located at a greater distance from populated areas, and as such, are considered to have less visual impact. And much larger wind turbines can be constructed in the ocean to more efficiently harness the stronger and more consistent wind.