Box 180, 102 Centre St. Vulcan, AB T0L 2B0
VULCAN COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The future of Vulcan County’s economy is rooted in renewable energy development and continued growth and innovation in our agricultural base. The County holds major advantages in its diverse topography and climate, specially situating Vulcan County for successful wind and solar energy development. Vulcan County is home to Blackspring Ridge, the largest wind farm in Canada, with a capacity of over 300 megawatts. Travers solar, the largest solar project in Canada, is also soon going to begin construction, and will have a capacity of approximately 400 megawatts. Together both projects will have a capacity of about 700 megawatts, producing enough clean energy to power approximately 194,250 homes, and offsetting about 826,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.

Vulcan County is located one hour south of Calgary and one hour north of Lethbridge, along major highways which provide excellent access to transportation networks. Vulcan County also has convenient access to major rail networks, enabling access to both domestic and international routes for shipment of goods.

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Vulcan County could be home to 83 wind turbines taller than the Calgary Tower…Reeve Schneider interviewed by CBC
Jan 28, 2021 | Sherry Poole
Vulcan County could be home to 83 wind turbines taller than the Calgary Tower…Reeve Schneider interviewed by CBC

A 500-megawatt wind farm proposed for Vulcan County is headed to the Alberta Utilities Commission.  If approved, the wind farm would be the third major green energy development in the county. The project, called the Buffalo Plains Wind Farm, is planned for a site near Lomond, Alta., which is around 175 kilometres southeast of Calgary. It would consist of...

Regional Relief & Recovery Fund
Jan 22, 2021 | Sherry Poole
Regional Relief & Recovery Fund

Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) The Government of Canada and Community Futures organizations (CFs) understand the difficulties the COVID-19 pandemic has caused the small business community throughout the West. As a result, the Government of Canada has made funds available to the CFs to provide support and assistance to SMEs through the rural stream...

Revamping your Website – Travel AB
Jan 21, 2021 | Sherry Poole
Revamping your Website – Travel AB

Customer-first design has always been fundamental to digital marketing success. But there are now a variety of tools and tactics available to help you get to know your customers and build even more captivating online experiences for them. Join Dan Evans and Sarah Gay of Evans Hunt, one of Alberta’s largest independent digital marketing agencies,...

Breaking Down Barriers: Set Yourself Up for Success
Jan 20, 2021 | Sherry Poole
Breaking Down Barriers: Set Yourself Up for Success

If you are a new women entrepreneur, or a woman considering opening a business these workshops will set you up for success! Ura Environment Inc. and WESTEM present Breaking Down Barriers to Starting a Business – a workshop series that will equip new female entrepreneurs with the tools they need to succeed in business.  ...

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Village of Milo
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Village of Carmangay
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