The 132 MWac Claresholm solar project has achieved commercial operation and is now producing clean, renewable power, say Capstone Infrastructure Corporation and its Danish partner Obton A/S.
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.
“Capstone has shown incredible dedication to bringing this asset into service. Through collaborative partnerships like this one, we are bringing clean energy to the Alberta market,” said Corey Hessen, senior vice-president and president Power, Storage and Commercial Marketing, TC Energy. “This PPA represents another step towards reducing our emissions and growing our power business across North America.”