Pembina Institute launches interactive map of Alberta clean energy projects

Pembina map of clean energy projects in Alberta

New website features over 120 projects, ranging from wind and solar to energy efficiency and clean tech

The Pembina Institute recently launched an interactive online tool showcasing the multitude of new clean energy projects operating or under construction in the province from 2012 onward called Alberta’s New Energy Economy website, according to a press release.

It will shine a spotlight on the new economy through stories about projects featured on map and about the Albertans behind these projects.

To make sure Albertans have a go-to-source to find information they need to get involved in the New Energy Economy, they created a resources page that presents relevant subsidies, guides, fact-sheets and report, according to the press release.

The new website features over 120 projects, ranging from wind and solar to energy efficiency and clean tech.

Here is an example made in Alberta clean energy story from website. “The Brooks Solar project is a $33.7 million investment in the local community by the company, with $15 million coming from Emissions Reduction Alberta – the organization that distributes carbon levies from high emitters of greenhouse gases.

What makes this project unique, according to the think tank, is that it was made economical through a corporate off-taker agreement that will see the electricity produced from the solar farm sent to a corporate buyer. The name of the corporation will not be made public until closer to operation of the facility.

This project has also spurred local employment, with just over half of the project staff originating within 75km of Brooks and more than 90% of the project labour from Alberta. Operation and maintenance is being contracted to a Calgary company.”

Pembina says it’s an invaluable resource for governments, NGOs, industry, communities and individuals interested in participating in Alberta’s new energy economy.

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