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Enbridge selects Alltrade/SkyFire joint venture for Alberta Solar One project

Enbridge selects Alltrade/SkyFire joint venture for Alberta Solar One project

CALGARY, ALTA. — Enbridge has chosen the Alltrade/SkyFire joint venture partnership as the engineering procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the Alberta Solar One project located in the county of Forty Mile near Burdett, Alta.

Alberta Solar One is a ground mount solar project jointly developed my Morgan Solar and Enbridge as well as Alltrade/SkyFire.

A joint venture partnership was formed by Alltrade Industrial Contractors Inc. and SkyFire Energy Inc. to build utility-scale solar and solar plus storage projects in Western Canada.

“Alltrade is grateful to be selected by Enbridge as the EPC contractor on the Alberta Solar One project along with our partner SkyFire Energy. We are excited to bring our knowledge and experience in the Canadian Solar Market to Alberta and work with a local industry leader who shares our core purpose of building people, projects and communities. We look forward to a successful project working alongside a great team,” Alltrade senior director Kevin Ritzmann said in a statement.

“SkyFire is proud to be part of this project and expand our capabilities into larger utility scale solar construction. Our joint venture partner Alltrade has been exceptional to work with, and our safety-first, people-oriented business ethic matches the same culture at Alltrade. It is exciting to see solar energy growing in Alberta as part of our long energy innovation legacy,” SkyFire Energy CEO David Kelley added.

The joint venture will use SkyFire’s local workforce and experience and Alltrade’s utility-scale solar project experience. The project will cover approximately 80 acres of land and the 13.6MWp (10.5MWac) facility will supply power to the Alberta electrical energy grid.

Alberta Solar One is a ground mounted fixed angle solar array that uses Morgan Solar’s proprietary SimbaX optical film to boost the performance of the bifacial photovoltaic modules. The modules are being built in Canada by Silfab.

SkyFire has built solar projects in Western and Northern Canada and Alltrade has constructed solar, wind and battery energy storage projects in Ontario.

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