As part of our work to green the company's electricity supply, we've signed an agreement with Renewable Energy Systems Canada to develop and construct a new wind farm in southern Alberta. We'll acquire the Renewable Electricity Certificates from the project for a 20-year term.
In August of 2021, the 100MW project and associated substation received approvals from the Alberta Utilities Commission, and all environmental studies and publications have been completed. The wind turbines are expected to arrive by the fall of 2022 with the project up and running by the end of the year.
Together, the wind power project and the E.L. Smith Solar Farm will deliver about 95,000 tonnes of net emissions reductions — equal to more than 50% of EPCOR's current net greenhouse gas emissions company-wide.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)