Updates on the proposed solar project will be posted here. The lands being considered are Imperial's old gas plant site on the east side of town. At this point, specific details remain confidential because negotiations amongst various players are active.
On Monday, September 8, 2014 T. Kulbisky presented to Council the final draft of the FCM Green Fund Application with respect to the Brownfields to Alternative Energy project. Council confirmed the application and the Town of Devon’s required financial and in-kind contributions as required for funding considerations. The full briefing presented to council is found in the 2014-09-08 Council Agenda.
Media follow up from this event:
2014-09-11 CTV Edmonton: Devon's Solar Energy Park Plans To clarify, the land shown in the video is not correct. The land that is of interest is the old Imperial gas plant site further to the east.
2014-09-10 Leduc 93.1 Leduc Radio: Another Big Step for Solar Energy Park in Devon
The Edmonton Journal article Notable solar PV projects in the area, published on July 29, 2014 included information on a proposed solar energy park in Devon. Tony Kulbisky, Chief Administrative Officer confirmed that the town has initiated discussions on a solar energy park and that momentum is growing in support of it.
“We are really excited about this new, ambitious project,” said Kulbisky. “We are meeting regularly with private land owners, industry experts and higher orders of government, who are all very supportive. It is too soon to get into specific details because negotiations are active, amongst various players and, at this point, confidential in nature.”
Devon has always been a leader in the energy field, since the first oil in Alberta was discovered at the nearby Leduc No. 1 well. Mayor Stephen Lindop said, “We will remain an energy community going in the right direction, and as with our history, we will be leaders in the field.”
Kulbisky said that the Town has been exploring the possibilities of solar energy for a number of years. He stressed that the solar energy park is a complex project with a number of moving parts. The Town anticipates a further release of information to the community in the near future.
For more information contact:
Tony Kulbisky, Chief Administrative Officer
Town of Devon Municipal Office
1 Columbia Avenue West
Devon, AB T9G 1A1
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