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‚ÄčWe are proposing to build a new solar farm on our property just south of the existing E.L. Smith Water Treatment Plant. If approved by the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) and the City of Edmonton, the solar farm will generate renewable energy to help power the water treatment plant and its water treatment and distribution processes, while reducing our greenhouse gas emissions.

Project update: On February 20, the AUC approved our application to construct and operate a solar farm adjacent to the E.L. Smith Water Treatment Plant in Edmonton. Read the news release for more information.

We're committed to the City of Edmonton's objective to become a leader in energy efficiency and conservation, and this project aligns with the City of Edmonton's The Way We Green: Environmental Strategic Plan.

Thank you to everyone who has participated in the consultation process to date

We have had over 750 conversations about the project and have compiled and assessed all of the information we have received. The input provided has been used to inform our project design and will continue to be used as we move forward.

As a result of the feedback we received, we have revised our plans to:

  • Reduce the overall project footprint in an effort to address concerns relating to aesthetics, land reclamation, environment and wildlife.
  • Increase the space between the river and our proposed project fence line. This will provide more natural area along the river than is currently present.
  • Provide the City of Edmonton with access through our property (outside the solar farm fence line) for future recreational trails to ensure connectivity of the surrounding trail system.

For more information about what we've heard and how the feedback was used, check out our February 2018 project update newsletter.