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Alberta — Capstone Infrastructure Corporation, along with its partner Obton A/S, announce that their 132MWac Claresholm Solar Project achieved commercial operation.

Claresholm Solar is located in the Municipal District of Willow Creek.

The majority of its 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.

“I’m tremendously proud of our team for safely and successfully completing the Claresholm Solar Project, now Canada’s largest operating solar farm. This was an ambitious project with tight timelines, and Capstone, along with PCL and all our suppliers, had the added burden of overcoming the numerous challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, which they passed with flying colours,” says David Eva, CEO, Capstone.

“This PPA represents another step towards reducing our emissions and growing our power business across North America,” says Corey Hessen, Sr. Vice President and President Power, Storage and Commercial Marketing, TC Energy.

“Having been involved in the project for close to four years, I am very happy that it has now been fully realized. It all started with a good idea and today after many ups and downs the project has been fully commissioned and will be an important power plant in Alberta, which we are extremely proud of being a part of,” says Mikkel Berthelsen, Partner at Obton A/S.

Derick Lila
Derick is a Clark University graduate—and Fulbright alumni with a Master's Degree in Environmental Science, and Policy. He has 8+ years of solar industry research, marketing, and content strategy experience.

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