Capital Power Launches Commercial Operations for First Canadian Solar Project

Capital Power Corp.’s first Canadian solar facility is now operational. The 41 MW Strathmore Sun facility, which is situated on 320 acres leased industrial land owned the Town of Strathmore. It was completed in time. It is fully contracted, with 100% of the generated renewable energy and associated renewable energy credit sold to TELUS Communications under a long-term power purchase agreement.

“We’re proud to complete our first ever Canadian solar facility on schedule and help Alberta further expand the clean energy capacity available to power our economy,” says Brian Vaasjo, president and CEO for Capital Power. “As we work to power a sustainable future for people and planet, this project represents another step on our pathway to net carbon neutrality by 2050 and we’re excited to partner with TELUS to support their decarbonization goals too.”

“At TELUS, a critical component of our energy supply strategy is to transition to the use of renewable energy,” states Scott Dutchak, vice president of corporate real estate, sustainability and environment at TELUS. “Capital Power’s Strathmore Solar facility is our fourth power purchase agreement in Alberta. These renewable energy sources together will help us achieve 100 per cent net carbon neutrality by 2030. Investing in renewable energy makes our business more sustainable by powering our network from cleaner energy sources and contributes to a more sustainable future for our planet and generations to come.”

Hon. Hon. Capital Power will allow 400-600 Whispering Cedars Ranch sheep to graze at Strathmore Solar. This will help to manage the land on the site and reduce fire hazards.