DRUMHELLER, ALTA. – Capstone Infrastructure Corporation has announced the start of solar panel installation at two projects in Alberta.
Michichi Solar located in Starland County and Kneehill Solar located in Kneehill County, will each produce 25 MWac of electricity, enough to potentially power up to 12,000 homes a year.
“Capstone is pleased to announce we’re meeting our construction milestones for the Michichi and Kneehill Solar Projects. These projects are another example of our commitment to investing in the Alberta energy market and forming strong partnerships with the private and public sectors, First Nations, and local communities,” Capstone CEO David Eva said in a statement.
The Sawridge First Nation, a Cree people that is an original signatory to Treaty No.8, is an equity partner for both the Michichi and Kneehill Solar projects, a Capstone release stated.
Power and environmental attributes generated from Michichi Solar will be sold to Keyera Corporation, the release added, one of the largest midstream oil and gas operators in Canada.
Both the Michichi and Kneehill solar projects are scheduled to become operational in 2023.
Capstone’s portfolio includes approximately 776 MW of installed capacity across 30 facilities including wind, solar, hydro, biomass and natural gas cogeneration power plants, the release stated.