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Schedule of coal phase-out

Alberta Electricity Market – An Avalanche of Costly Changes

Alberta government is implementing major changes to the deregulated energy-based electricity market. While benefits of those changes are yet to be determined in the future, independent electricity consultants have estimated some costs of those changes.   Based on Federal regulations Sundance 1&2, HR Milner and Battle River 3 coal-fired units will need to shut down in 2019. Combined they represent 859MW of coal-fired capacity that will come off of Alberta…

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Solar rebate covers a portion of installation costs for solar systems in Alberta

Alberta solar power system rebate leaves lots of questions open.

Recent Alberta announcement about residential and small commercial solar power projects support was quite short on details. The program is anticipated to cover up to 30% of the solar installation costs or 75 cents per watt of installed capacity for residential solar and 25% for commercial solar systems starting as of summer 2017. As Minister of Environment and Climate Change Shannon Phillips noted in the press-conference, solar projects will need…

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