Westbridge Obtains Approval To Construct 270 MWac Solar PV, 200 MWh BESS

Jun 7, 2023 12:09 PM ET
  • The project is called Sunnynook Solar + Energy Storage Project.
  • This is the second approval that Westbridge has actually gotten after the Red Willow Project in February 2023.

Westbridge Renewable Energy Corporation has actually revealed that it has obtained Power Plant and Battery Energy Storage System approval as well as a Substation Permit and License for the Rose Lynn 1072S Substation from the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC). The project is called Sunnynook Solar + Energy Storage Project. The permission has actually been sought by the majority possessed subsidiary of Westbridge Renewable called Sunnynook Solar Energy.

The Sunnynook Project is the second of 5 Alberta projects of Westbridge to obtain power plant and BESS approval from the AUC and approval permit Sunnynook to construct and also run the Project. It will be situated in Special Area No. 2, Alberta.

Westbridge stated that the Project contains a solar power plant with an authorized capacity of as much as 270 MWac, BESS with capacity of up to 200 MWh and also the Substation. It is expected that applications to the AUC associating with affiliation approvals will be filed in the 4th quarter of 2023.

Maggie McKenna, Director and also COO, Westbridge Energy, claimed, "This achievement, integrated with the formerly obtained approval for Georgetown, suggests that we currently have actually secured AUC approval for two out of our 5 projects in Alberta. This progress is an important progression ahead of time the Sunnynook project towards the Ready-to-Build stage. We prolong our gratitude to the development team for their diligent efforts in making this success feasible."

In February, Westbridge the gotten approval for the Red Willow Project which is a solar energy project in central Alberta. The Red Willow Project target capacity is 295 MWp solar photovoltaic as well as 100MW/200MWh of Battery Energy Storage System (BESS). Alberta, together with Saskatchewan is among the highest possible solar districts in Canada. On the whole, solar capacity in Canada presently stands at 2.4 GW.

Lately, Westbridge has actually likewise signed a definitive agreement in connection with the purchase by Metka-EGN, which is a subsidiary of MYTILINEOS Energy & Metals, of a portfolio of five solar projects. These are likewise situated in Alberta, Canada that Westbridge is seeking to monetize.

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