June 19th, 2024

Financing secured to construct 23MW solar play near Tilley

By Medicine Hat News on April 12, 2024.


A financing deal to build the Tilley Solar Project has been struck between the developer, the Alexander First Nation and the Canadian Infrastructure Bank.

The approved project will be built about four kilometres north of the Village of Tilley in the County of Newell, north of the Trans-Canada Highway on land leased from the Eastern Irrigation District.

On Thursday, B.C.-based Concord Green Energy announced the agreement that also included

First Nation Power Development.

The federal infrastructure agency will provide $33 million in financing for the $52-million project. The work is expected to provide $16 million in direct labour costs for 280 construction workers, Concord stated.

PrairiesCan, formerly Western Canadian Economic Diversification, provided a $1-million grant toward the ownership stake of the Alexander First Nation, located northwest of Edmonton.

The facility will be capable of producing 23 megawatts of power in peak conditions to export to the Alberta grid on the Fortis system.

Battery storage plant

A proposal by the operator of the AECO natural gas storage system to build an electricity battery facility near Cluny gas plant is now open for public comment.

Rockpoint Gas storage applied to utility regulators this winter to construct a 40-megawatt battery system at its “Countess” gas storage facility, located in Wheatland County, north of Cluny, Alta.

The Alberta Utilities Commission will accept written comments on the plan from affected parties until May 7.

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