Capstone takes in the Alberta sunlight

Apr 19, 2021 04:20 PM ET
  • The 132MW Claresholm solar farm is offering power to TC Energy and also the Canadian district's wholesale power pool
Capstone takes in the Alberta sunlight
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Capstone Facilities Corporation and Obton have begun commercial operations at the 132MW Claresholm solar farm in Canada.

Claresholm lies in the municipal district of Willow Creek in southern Alberta.

The project supplied more than 350 full-time jobs throughout building, with peak website workers getting to over 650 skilled workers.

Furthermore, over the functional life of the growth, Claresholm will certainly supply on-going work along with long-lasting real estate tax earnings to the neighborhood economy.

Most of the project's power and also associated discharge offsets are being sold to TC Energy, under the terms of a power acquisition arrangement.

The rest of the electrical power will certainly be marketed into Alberta's wholesale power pool.

Capstone chief executive David Eva stated: "I'm greatly happy with our group for securely as well as efficiently completing the Claresholm solar project, currently Canada's biggest running solar farm.

" This was an enthusiastic project with tight timelines, and Capstone, along with PCL and all our distributors, had actually the included problem of conquering the many difficulties arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, which they passed with flying colours.

" Functioning creatively and also with unequaled dedication is indispensable to Capstone's business philosophy, and we are extremely happy to sustain TC Energy as well as the crucial function that such company PPAs play in accelerating the change to clean energy across North America."

TC Energy head of state of power, storage space and commercial advertising Corey Hessen said: "Capstone has actually revealed incredible dedication to bringing this property right into solution.

" Via collective partnerships such as this one, we are bringing clean energy to the Alberta market.

" This PPA represents another action in the direction of reducing our emissions as well as growing our power service across The United States and Canada."

Obton companion Mikkel Berthelsen said: "Having actually been associated with the project for close to four years, I am extremely pleased that it has currently been completely realised.

" All of it started with a great idea and today after lots of ups and downs the project has been completely commissioned and also will certainly be an important power plant in Alberta, which we are incredibly happy with belonging of.

" I wish to say thanks to all the wonderful individuals that worked on knowing this project, specifically, Perimeter Solar for their early-stage growth work, our contractor PCL, our off-taker TC Energy, our lending institutions ATB, Fiera, Telus, and obviously, our companion Capstone."

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