Western Canada's first utility scale solar project wraps up
The first utility scale solar project in Western Canada has been completed.
Elemental Energy Inc. said that installation has wrapped up on the 17 megawatt Brooks Solar project in Newell County, Alberta. The project has achieved commercial operation and is now feeding renewable energy into the Alberta grid, according to a release.
The project was constructed over the course of approximately seven months and employed significant local labor from the town of Brooks and the wider county of Newell area. Roughly 49,000 solar panels were installed.
Elemental Energy will own and operate the project.
"The successful completion of Brooks Solar represents the culmination of the tremendous efforts of our team along with the many stakeholders that have played a part in bringing this project to life. We want to thank the local community for embracing this project," said Jamie Houssian, principal of Elemental Energy. "Renewable energy will play a meaningful part in the future of Alberta's electricity supply as the province targets 30 percent renewable energy by 2030. This project is an important step in that direction."
Elemental develops its own projects and works collaboratively with partners to successfully deliver innovative renewable energy projects through development and construction and into commercial operation.
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