Capital Power switches on 41-MW solar farm in Alberta

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March 23 (Renewables Now) - Canadian power producer Capital Power Corp (TSE:CPX) on Wednesday said its 41-MW Strathmore Solar facility in Alberta has started operations.

The solar park, located on leased industrial land owned by the town of Strathmore, has a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) to sell all of its output and associated renewable energy credits to TELUS Communications.

This is Capital Power’s first Canadian solar power plant.

For TELUS, Strathmore Solar is its fourth PPA in Alberta. “Combined, these renewable energy sources will help us achieve 100% net carbon neutrality for our operations by 2030,” said Scott Dutchak, vice president, corporate real estate, sustainability and environment at TELUS.

Capital Power will also host 400-600 sheep from Whispering Cedars Ranch to graze at the solar park. It said this mutually beneficial partnership will help reduce fire hazards and keep the facility well-maintained.

Edmonton, Alberta-based Capital Power owns some 6,600 MW of power generation capacity across North America.

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