Future rendering of TC Energy solar farm at Saddlebrook, near Aldersyde, Alta. (TC Energy)

TC Energy is investing $146 million to build its first Canadian solar power project near Aldersyde, Alberta.

The Saddlebrook Solar Project will have the capacity to generate 81 megawatts, enough energy to power 20,000 homes annually.

In a LinkedIn post (see here), Ryan Dick, Director of Commercial & Utility-Scale Sales at SkyFire Energy seems to confirm that SkyFire and Alltrade JV teams will be EPC on the project.

The initial construction includes installing solar panels on TC Energy property in the local industrial park.

The project is partially supported by $10 million from Emissions Reduction Alberta.

The funding supports developing this hybrid solar generation facility, which, combined with a flow battery energy storage system, will help reduce Alberta’s greenhouse gas emissions.

TC Energy has obtained all regulatory approvals and permits.

Construction is expected to be completed in 2023.

About 140 workers are expected to support the project during the construction phase.

Once in operation, two full-time TC Energy employees will work at the facility.

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