Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico
The Santa Isabel Wind Farm Project was the first industrial scale wind farm to be built in Puerto Rico. The project installed up to 65 wind turbine generators (WTG), associated foundations, access roads, a power collection system, transmission line, electrical substation, switchyard, operations and maintenance buildings as well as meteorological towers.
The initial construction phase delivered 44 WTG with a nominal power generation capacity of generating 2,300 KW at 690 volts. Construction of WTGs at all 65 locations is dependent on additional power demands. CSA was contracted to prepare studies to determine locations with optimum wind conditions and minimal impact to the environment of surrounding areas. Some of the parameters evaluated were wind speed, temperature, altitude, availability of land, access to the proposed properties and accessibility for connection to the electric power grid.