Government of Alberta Aims to become 50% Solar-Powered

The Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) states that the Government of Alberta is leading by example as the first provincial or territorial government in Canada to explore the feasibility of meeting 50% of their annual electricity needs from solar energy.  Minister Shannon Phillips, Alberta's Minister of Environment & Parks (and Minister responsible for the Alberta Climate Change Office) announced their intent today at the Solar West 2016 conference in Edmonton, hosted by CanSIA for the solar energy industry (listen to audio on CanSIA's Public Appearance webpage). The process, if successful in identifying a supplier or suppliers that can construct and operate a solar farms that meet the province's economic criteria, could give rise to 100 MW of new installed generation capacity in the province - enough to power 18,750 Alberta homes for a year.  The announcement received significant media attention including in the Global News, Calgary Herald and Edmonton Sun.  Further details on the Request For Information (RFI) can be viewed on the Alberta Purchasing Connection (interested parties should register as a Vendor).

From CanSIA