Calgary, Alberta – July 28, 2020 – BluEarth Renewables (“BluEarth”) and Bullfrog Power, a Spark Power company (“Bullfrog”) are pleased to announce the signing of a power purchase agreement (PPA) to directly support the construction of BluEarth’s new utility-scale solar project. BluEarth will begin construction of its 39 MWAC Burdett and Yellow Lake Solar Project (“the Project”) in August 2020. The Project is located in Alberta, southwest of Medicine Hat, in the County of Forty Mile. Commercial operations are expected to commence in April 2021.
BluEarth has signed power purchase agreements with Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading provider of green energy and PPA solutions, and the Royal Bank of Canada (“RBC”). Bullfrog and RBC will purchase the majority of the Project’s environmental attributes. The advancement of this Project demonstrates that renewable energy can be cost-competitive in an open market and that PPAs can facilitate green investment in the Alberta economy.
“We are very pleased to be investing in Alberta and positioned to break ground on the Burdett and Yellow Lake Solar Project in the coming months,” commented Grant Arnold, President and Chief Executive Officer of BluEarth Renewables. “This Project became a reality as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, and credit is due to the initiative, perseverance and support of RBC, Bullfrog Power and our local stakeholders.”
Alberta has some of the best solar and wind resource in Canada and cost trendlines for these technologies continue to decline. Alberta’s deregulated electricity market provides corporations the ability to select and procure energy products that meet their needs directly from generators, making Alberta an excellent jurisdiction for renewable energy investment and growth.
“Power purchase agreements like the ones Bullfrog Power and RBC have signed with BluEarth are the most effective way to expand renewable energy in Canada,” said Sean Drygas, President of Bullfrog Power. “We’re excited to secure a predictable, economic supply of renewable energy attributes from the Burdett and Yellow Lake Solar Project. As we continue to advise our clients on signing their own PPAs, nothing shows our belief in their value more than signing our own.”
“BluEarth is a great home-grown Alberta success story, and I am thrilled they are once again making a major investment here in their own backyard and in my riding,” commented Honourable Grant Hunter, MLA for Taber-Warner.
“We’re proud to be the first Canadian bank to sign a long-term renewable energy Power Purchase Agreement, demonstrating our commitment to clean, sustainable power,” said Scott Foster, SVP, Global Head of Corporate Real Estate at RBC. “This agreement, and our partnership with Bullfrog Power and BluEarth Renewables, will help support our clients and communities in the areas where we live and work with the low-carbon transition, while accelerating clean economic growth. We are excited to be taking a leadership position in this sector and continue our support of environment-focused innovation.”
Read the original article and find more information at bluearthrenewables.com
EDMONTON, Alberta – Capital Power Corporation (TSX: CPX) (Capital Power or the Company) announced today that it is moving forward with the third phase of the Whitla Wind facility (“Whitla Wind 3”) that will add 54 megawatts (MW) in late 2021. The Whitla Wind facility is located in the County of Forty Mile in south eastern Alberta.
Capital Power has initiated the permitting process for Whitla Wind 3 with the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) and anticipates filing its Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) application this summer. Subject to regulatory approvals, construction of Whitla Wind 3, with an estimated capital cost of $92 million, is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2021 and will be constructed concurrently with the Whitla Wind 2 (97 MW) project to capture synergies. Construction of both projects is expected to be completed by the end of 2021. Whitla Wind 3 will consist of 15 Vestas V-136 3.6 MW wind turbines, the same technology in operation at Whitla Wind 1 and to be installed for Whitla Wind 2.
“Once all three phases of the Whitla Wind facility are completed by the end of 2021, it will be Alberta’s largest wind facility with 353 megawatts of generation capacity,” said Brian Vaasjo, President and CEO of Capital Power.
Whitla Wind 3 will generate carbon credits that can be used to hedge against Capital Power’s carbon compliance costs from its Alberta thermal generation facilities. Capital Power is in active discussions with commercial and industrial customers for renewable offtake contracts for Whitla Wind 2 and will now include Whitla Wind 3.
Phase one of Whitla Wind (202 MW) began commercial operations in December 2019 and was one of four successful wind projects that was awarded a 20-year contract by AESO in the first round of the Renewable Electricity Program.
Read the full article at its source via www.capitalpower.com.
The SESA (Solar Energy Society of Alberta) is looking for an Executive Director!
SESA Career Opportunity: Executive Director
Do you want to work alongside a dedicated and enthusiastic group of Albertans committed to advancing the province’s transition to renewable energy? Are you eager to build new relationships across sectors, and be a strong voice for an established non-profit undergoing growth and revitalization? Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organization according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors. The Executive Director represents the organization publicly and is responsible for promoting and maintaining the good image of SESA as a trusted resource for the understanding of solar energy in Alberta.
View the full job profile here.
Application Deadline: May 31, 2019
To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
PV101 is your gateway to a career in the solar industry! A new 5-day PV101 Solar Training and Solar Electric Design and Installation course is being offered by the Medicine Hat College May 13-17, 2019 and June 7-9 & 14-16, 2019. The program is CSA and NABCEP Certified and meets the prerequisite of in-class and hands-on experience training electricians need for writing the CSA Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems Certified (SPVC) Certification (NOC 7241).
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To register call (403) 529-3844 or visit www.mhc.ab.ca/continuingstudies. For questions about the course contact Erin at email@example.com.
Borea Construction is Canada's leading full-service contractor for wind energy construction, and will soon be hiring for jobs in the Southeastern Alberta region to build the upcoming Whitla Wind Facility. There will be a Job Fair held on March 7, 2019 in Medicine Hat.
When: March 7, 2019, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm / 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede Grounds
Join the dynamic team by sending your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is a FREE information session and opportunity for members of the Brooks Region to join the conversation around renewable energy - in particular - solar. Speakers will be in attendance to give information on SEEDS, Medicine Hat College will be speaking on the microgrid project currently under construction in Medicine Hat, the Elemental project (Western Canada's Largest Solar Project) and Inphase Green (a local company tapping into the solar market). A free lunch will also be served!
Reserve your seat as soon as possible via Eventbrite.ca.
When: Wed. February 27, 2019 from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm MST
Where: Heritage Inn Hotel & Convention Centre
1217 2 Street West Brooks, AB T1R 1P7
via Canadian Pacific Magazine (January 7, 2019)
Moving dimensional loads across our network is a remarkable feat and our latest dimensional contract is no exception. Working with Vestas – one of the world’s leading sustainable energy solution manufacturers – we successfully moved the largest blade and tower sections of a wind turbine in Canada.
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