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Alberta contributes $3.3M for huge solar farm in remote Fort Chipewyan – National Observer

by ahnationtalk on February 8, 201946 Views

February 8th 2019

Alberta will work with Indigenous groups in the province’s remote northeast corner on what the government says will be Canada’s largest off-the-grid solar power project.

The plan is for 7,500 solar panels to be erected at the power plant near the airport at Fort Chipewyan.

It’s expected the solar farm will be operating by next year and replace the equivalent of 800,000 litres of diesel fuel — about 25 per cent of the community’s energy use.

Alberta is contributing $3.3 million for the project with local Metis and the Athabasca Chipewyan and Mikisew Cree First Nations.

Fort Chipewyan is not connected to Alberta’s electricity grid and must burn diesel fuel for heat and power.

Read More: https://www.nationalobserver.com/2019/02/08/news/alberta-contributes-33m-huge-solar-farm-remote-fort-chipewyan

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