Alberta-based solar power on the rise

Friday, March 15, 2019

The Government of Alberta has awarded a historic 20-year contract to supply government properties with solar power from three facilities located between Medicine Hat and Calgary.

This solar electricity contract will be the most cost-effective government procurement of solar power in Canadian history. At an average price of 4.8 cents per kilowatt hour (kW-h), Alberta’s proven approach to attracting new investment in renewable energy is once again setting national records, repeating the success of the Renewable Electricity Program.

The new contract will supply approximately 55 per cent of the government’s annual electricity needs, saving $3.9 million per year compared to the expiring contracts.

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