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The Enterprise Solar Project is proposed of up to 10 megawatts (MW) of solar generated capacity to be developed, constructed and operated in the Town of Vulcan.
Located on approximately 60 acres of land owned by the Town, the project represents an opportunity to utilize a vacant lot while preserving future town expansion.
Should the Project move forward, it will be first solar facility installed in municipal property in Alberta and will consist of more than 35,000 solar panels.
The site will be located on the west side of Range Road 244, south of Elizabeth Street. The lot, zoned for residential expansion, will be reclaimed for home construction when the solar site is decommissioned.
In addition to working with the Town of Vulcan, EDF Renewables will seek necessary approvals for the Project from the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC), the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO), and Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP).
WHY SOLAR, WHY NOW?
The Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) launched the Renewable Electricity Program (REP) in March 2017 to support the province of Alberta changing the mix of power generation to include a larger portion of renewable energy – including wind and solar. The Enterprise Solar Project intends to participate in the first round of the REP competition series, which includes the procurement of up to 400 MW of renewable electricity for projects that will target commissioning by December 31, 2019.
Initiate public consultation
First public open house
Q3 2017/Q4 2018
Commence environmental field studies
Second public open house
Submit application to AUC for review and approval
Anticipated AUC approval
Start of construction
Anticipated commercial operation
We invite you to come out and learn more about the Enterprise Solar Project at our first community open house. Refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there!
TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2017
5:00 – 8:00 PM
Lodge Hall 231 Centre St, Vulcan, AB
EDF Renewables believes every renewable energy project should be developed in lasting partnership with the local community. We strive to be a good neighbor and we work closely with the community to design our project in a way that is respectful to the needs, heritage and future of the Town of Vulcan. EDF Renewables is proud to already be involved within the County of Vulcan with the operational Blackspring Ridge Wind Project (300 MW Wind) and the proposed Vulcan Solar Project (77 MW Solar).
Employment: 75 to 100 Construction jobs at the peak of construction and job opportunities during the operation phases of the Project.
Contract opportunities: For local businesses and local investments into hospitality and construction services during the development, construction and operations phases of the Project.
Tax revenues: $50,000/yr Municipal tax revenues paid by the Project to the Town of Vulcan throughout the life of the Project.
Lease: $45,000/yr Additional and stable income for the Town of Vulcan from the land lease agreement
Should you have questions, comments or any interest in the Project, please contact the Enterprise Solar Project development team at any time:
844-55-EDF-EN / 844-553-3336