Cities are responsible for three quarters of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions and municipal governments are being challenged to adapt to changing demands for energy, infrastructure, and space.
Sturgeon County not only embrace this challenge but are inspired by the opportunity to demonstrate to the rest of Alberta, Canada and beyond our tenacity and commitment to make impact in its municipality of 20,000 residents.
Small Steps. Big Change.
Sturgeon County’s new solar investment is the first of its kind in the region.
With 312 new state-of-the-art solar modules now officially up and running, our Protective Services Headquarters building has had an impactful makeover.
The 255 x 385W dark coloured panels on the roof and 57 x 310W units on the building exterior will deliver significant benefits to our community including:
- Production of 113,300 kWh per year (equivalent to supplying 14.5 average Alberta households electricity for a year)
- Estimated annual reduction of 64.5 tonnes of GHG emissions
This bright idea has been made possible by forward thinking and a generous $86,649 grant from the Municipal Climate Change Action Center (MCCAC).
MACCAC recognizes the importance of empowering Alberta’s municipalities to be leaders in climate change action. Since their inception in 2009, the agency has been working diligently with community partners to secure a clean energy future.
Real Time Results.
With the help of our new solar panels, each day we are reducing our environmental footprint. We are proud of our progress and looking forward to a green future.
Residence can access real-time data on Sturgeon County’s solar array to see various data points including how much CO2 emissions have been saved.
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This first solar array project for Sturgeon County is an exciting milestone for us and one we know our residents will be proud of in the steps we are taking to put practices in place to reduce our municipal operation’s environmental footprint.
~ Sturgeon County Mayor Alanna Hnatiw