Alberta Solar One
Apr 6, 2021 10:30 AM
COUNTY OF 40 MILE, AB – A large solar farm on Highway 3 west of Medicine Hat is soaking up the sun and helping power pipeline operations.
Enbridge’s Alberta Solar One facility is just outside Burdett, about halfway between Medicine Hat and Lethbridge. The 10.5-megawatt facility has 36,000 solar panels and supplies energy needs equivalent to about 3,000 homes, offsetting about 12,000 tonnes of carbon annually.
“This project is a win-win for Enbridge’s power team as we continue to grow our renewable energy portfolio and support Enbridge’s sustainability goals, says Matthew Akman, Enbridge’s senior vice president of strategy and power. “We’re excited to see our first Canadian self-power project come online, and we will continue to invest in opportunities across North America that generate energy to power our operations.”
Alberta Solar One will sell the energy produced back the grid and will displace electricity generated from carbon emitters like coal-fired power plants. The company is striving to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.
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