Westbridge acquires large solar project and energy storage system, expanding its Alberta footprint

Westbridge secured site control in the form of a long-term solar lease covering approximately 940 acres.

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British Columbia — Westbridge Energy Corporation announced that it has acquired a 75% controlling interest in Sunnynook Solar Energy Inc., which is developing a new 236 MWdc solar photovoltaic and 100 MW of Battery Energy Storage System (“BESS”) project located in Sunnynook, Alberta, Canada, pursuant to a definitive agreement dated November 30, 2021.

The Project has secured site control in the form of a long-term solar lease covering approximately 940 acres.

It is currently in Stage 1 of the Alberta Electric System Operator (the “AESO”) interconnection process, with environmental studies underway in accordance with Alberta Environment and Parks guidelines.

“The acquisition of Sunnynook significantly expands Westbridge’s footprint in Alberta from 278 MWdc to 514 MWdc and further demonstrates the Company’s ability to originate and acquire utility-scale development assets in leading jurisdictions for solar project development. This acquisition confirms Westbridge’s position as one of the largest, fastest-growing solar PV developers in Canada by MW,” said Maggie McKenna, Chief Operating Officer and Director. “The Sunnynook project will provide clean, renewable energy to Albertans and benefit the local economy by creating new jobs in a fast-growing industry.”

Westbridge now controls three utility-scale solar PV development projects totalling 735 MW, including two Alberta solar PV projects and the recently announced 221 MW development project in Accalia Point, Texas.

The Company has also initiated two BESS projects in Alberta which could add an additional 200MW of battery storage capacity.

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

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