Neoen Inaugurates First Solar Park in Canada, Eyes Expansion in Green Energy Sector

SA, a Paris-based company, has inaugurated its inaugural solar photovoltaic (PV) park in , marking a significant step in its expansion efforts. The 93-MWp plant, located in Alberta province, is set to be fully commissioned in the coming weeks.

The Fox Coulee solar farm, situated in Starland County, was initially energised last December, with its output steadily increasing since then.

Neoen anticipates the plant will generate approximately 100 GWh of power annually, enough to meet the needs of around 20,000 homes. A portion of the will be sold under power purchase agreements (PPAs), while the remainder will be sold on Alberta's deregulated electricity market.

Neoen's entry into the Canadian market aligns with Alberta's goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2035. Ryan Dick, Neoen's province leader in Alberta, expressed the company's ambitions, stating, “We have high ambitions in Alberta and are currently developing many other solar, wind, and projects to accelerate the energy transition.”

The company, with aspirations to become a prominent player in Canada's green energy sector, has already secured a 400-MW/1,600-MWh energy storage project in Ontario as part of its Canadian portfolio.

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