Capstone Infrastructure Corporation along with partner Obton A/S, have achieved operational status for the 132MWac Claresholm Solar Project, which is now producing clean, renewable power in Alberta.
Claresholm Solar is located in the Municipal District of Willow Creek and provided more than 350 full-time jobs in Alberta during construction, with peak site personnel reaching over 650 skilled workers. In addition, over the operational life of the project, Claresholm will provide on-going employment along with significant and stable long-term property tax revenue to the local economy.
The majority of Claresholm’s power and associated emission offsets are sold to TC Energy, under the terms of a power purchase agreement (PPA) and the rest of the electricity will be sold into Alberta’s wholesale power pool.
“I’m tremendously proud of our team for safely and successfully completing the Claresholm Solar Project, now Canada’s largest operating solar farm. This was an ambitious project with tight timelines, and Capstone, along with PCL and all our suppliers, had the added burden of overcoming the numerous challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, which they passed with flying colours,” said David Eva, CEO of Capstone.
“Working creatively and with unmatched dedication is integral to Capstone’s business philosophy, and we are extremely pleased to support TC Energy and the critical role that such corporate PPAs play in accelerating the transition to clean energy across North America.”