The renewable resources industry within the province is growing, with organizations powering large areas with these resources.
The Alberta Schools Commodities Purchasing Consortium has signed a 20 year power purchase agreement, which will eventually power 500 schools across the province through a single wind farm near the Saskatchewan border.
Grant Arnold is the President and CEO of BlueEarth Renewables. He joined the Ryan Jespersen Show and says the Bull Creek wind project, which started back in January can generate about 29.2 megawatts of power.
“The Alberta market for electricity is set up so we can generate power and schools can contract for that power even though they’re not directly connected to that wind farm. So it’s worth about 500 schools worth of power. It really shows how even a small wind farm of 17 turbines can do for renewable energy.”
You can listen to the full interview here:
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