Future rendering of TC Energy solar farm at Saddlebrook, close to Aldersyde, Alberta in Canada
TC Energy Corp. is starting pre-construction actions for the Saddlebrook Solar Project situated close to Aldersyde, Alberta. TC Energy is investing $146 million to construct its first Canadian solar power undertaking. It has the capability to generate 81 MW. The preliminary development consists of putting in solar panels on TC Energy property within the native industrial park.
“This is the first utility-scale solar project to be fully developed and delivered by TC Energy in our history,” says Corey Hessen, TC Energy’s government vice chairman and president of Power & Energy Solutions. “This investment bolsters our ability to deliver low-carbon solutions for our customers and underscores our commitment to add renewable energy to the local electricity grid.”
The undertaking is partially supported by $10 million from Emissions Reduction Alberta. This funding helps growing this hybrid solar era facility, which when mixed with a move battery energy storage system, will assist to cut back greenhouse fuel emissions in Alberta.
TC Energy has obtained all regulatory approvals and permits. Construction is anticipated to be accomplished in 2023.
“The High River Chamber is excited to see the introduction of diversified energy solutions to our area and the potential for stronger business relationships, contract opportunities and employment possibilities,” states Lisa Szabon-Smith, government director of High River & District Chamber of Commerce. “To see the Saddlebrook area become the home of such a project is exciting for our community.”