Three New Solar Facilities Between Medicine Hat and Calgary Announced
The Government of Alberta announced a 20 year contract to supply government properties with solar power from three facilities located between Medicine Hat and Calgary. The new contract will supply approximately 55 per cent of the government's annual electricity needs. To deliver on the procurement, three new solar facilities will be built near Hays, Tilley and Jenner, creating approximately 270 local jobs in southern Alberta during construction. Canadian Solar is building these new facilities in partnership with Conklin Métis Local 193 as 50 per cent equity owners. The government contract will run from 2021 to 2041, with the new solar facilities expected to come online early 2021. The three new facilities will produce up to 146,431 megawatt hours of electricity per year.