Clean energy development is responsible, and sustainable.
Everyone knows about the environmental benefits of wind energy, and now technological advances have made it one of the cheapest options for electricity generation. Wind energy is an abundant and affordable source of energy, and is becoming an increasingly important part of Alberta’s electricity supply. Canada’s Clean Energy report can be found here.
Canada’s clean energy sector is growing faster than the rest of the country’s economy (4.8% versus 3.6% annually between 2010 and 2017). Perhaps more importantly for the average Canadian, it’s a huge and rapidly growing employer. In 2017, the clean energy sector accounted for 298,000 jobs in Canada, roughly equal to direct employment in the real estate sector.
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DID YOU KNOW? – One of Canada’s first commercial wind farms was in southern Alberta. Today, over 900 wind turbines with a capacity of nearly 1,500 megawatts produce enough electricity each year to power more than 600,000 homes. Alberta has some of Canada’s best conditions for wind-power generation, and combined with new turbine technology wind could supply at least 50 per cent of Alberta’s electricity needs.
Vulcan County hosts one of the largest wind farms in Western Canada. Blackspring Ridge is owned by EDF-EN Renewables and is located on 48,000 acres of private land with 166 wind turbines and a combined capacity of 300 megawatts.
The abundance of wind and sun in our region provide favorable conditions for renewable energy development. Vulcan County has recently become a home to several new projects including Green Gate Power – Travers Solar Project. It is expected to be the largest solar development in Canada with a capacity of 400 megawatts.
ABO Wind, Buffalo Plains proposed wind farm which will be north of Lomond is expected to have a capacity between 400 and 500 megawatts with approximately 100 – 125 wind turbines on 23,000 acres of private cultivated land. This is expected to produce enough clean energy to supply 240,000 homes.
These clean energy development projects will help Vulcan County reduce emissions and create new jobs.
Vulcan County supports renewable energy development.
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