Future rendering of TC Energy solar farm at Saddlebrook, near Aldersyde, Alta. (TC Energy)
TC Energy is investing $146 million to construct its first Canadian solar energy project near Aldersyde, Alberta.
The Saddlebrook Solar Project may have the capability to generate 81 megawatts, enough energy to power 20,000 homes annually.
In a LinkedIn post (see here), Ryan Dick, Director of Business & Utility-Scale Sales at SkyFire Energy seems to verify that SkyFire and Alltrade JV teams will likely be EPC on the project.
The initial construction includes installing solar panels on TC Energy property within the local industrial park.
The project is partially supported by $10 million from Emissions Reduction Alberta.
The funding supports developing this hybrid solar generation facility, which, combined with a flow battery energy storage system, will help reduce Alberta’s greenhouse gas emissions.
TC Energy has obtained all regulatory approvals and permits.
Construction is predicted to be accomplished in 2023.
About 140 staff are expected to support the project throughout the construction phase.
Once in operation, two full-time TC Energy employees will work at the ability.