Source: The Globe and Mail
A pilot project near Taber will soon be home to the municipality's pilot project in converting abandoned oil wells that cannot be, or have not been, restored to their original state. If all goes well in this project, the municipal government is hoping to expand across the municipality's 3000 inadtive oil and gas wells.
“The infrastructure is there, the road into the lease is there, the electrical poles are all still there, so why not turn it into something else and use it for something beneficial?”
-Merrill Harris, the reeve of the Municipal District of Taber
Source: CBC News
The White River First Nation have announced plans to build a 1.5 MW solar PV farm near Beaver Creek. The farm, which would also be connected with 4 MWh of storage, could potentially help the community reduce their use of diesel fuel by 60% and would cut approximately 970 tonnes of GHGs.