Westbridge includes another large-scale project to Alberta solar-plus-storage advancement portfolio

Jun 9, 2022 01:26 PM ET
  • Westbridge Energy Corporation has added one more large-scale solar-plus-storage project to its development portfolio in Alberta, Canada.
Westbridge includes another large-scale project to Alberta solar-plus-storage advancement portfolio
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The Vancouver-headquartered firm was developed by a team of renewable as well as standard energy, finance and also lawyers to create greenfield solar websites.

Westbridge's critical view is that the mix of solar with battery storage, solar with hydrogen and also the implementation of artificial intelligence and also grid optimisation uses its projects the most effective futureproofing and also resale value opportunities.

The business seeks institutional or business purchasers for its projects at or before construction starts.

As reported by Energy-Storage. news in March, its growth projects include a 278MWp solar plant in Alberta's Georgetown and Sunnynook, a 236MWp solar PV plant also in Alberta. Both projects are being prepared with 100MW each of battery storage.

Back then, both projects were at different stages of looking for regulatory approval from the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) and also acquiring grid connection agreements.

Recently, the business claimed it is now developing Dolcy, one more solar PV plant with a battery energy storage system (BESS), this time incorporating 250MWp of solar with another 100MW BESS.

Dolcy will certainly be situated in the east-central Alberta Municipality of Provost. Westbridge has actually safeguarded a long-lasting solar lease for concerning 1,025 acres of land with the private landowners. Ecological researches are underway as well as it goes to Stage 1 of the grid interconnection process with TSO Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO).

Westbridge stated in an update that Georgetown is now at Stage 3 of that procedure, while Sunnynook is at Stage 2.

Along with Accalia point, a 221MWp solar-only project the business is developing in Texas, the programmer mentioned that its growth portfolio now goes beyond 1GW of solar PV.

If the projects go on they will include 300MW of BESS for the Canadian province, which just obtained its initial large-scale BESS (envisioned above) commissioned in late 2020. A couple of others have given that been announced and are in various stages of advancement or building and construction, including GreenGate Power Corporation's Jurassic Solar+, which would certainly integrate 216MWac solar PV with 80MW/80MWh of BESS, a number of solar-paired flow battery demonstration projects and also a 180MW BESS that developer TransAlta Renewables wishes to charge from a hydroelectric plant.

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