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Alberta Community Renewables Funding Set for 2019 Launch (Funding)
Alberta
Date: 2018-11-26
On the Canadian prairies, the government of oil-soaked Alberta reports its new $200 million renewable energy project subsidy program will help rural groups or co-operatives develop small-scale, local or community renewable energy projects.

To qualify for provincial support, projects must be in the five-to-25 MW range. Funding will be sourced from the provincial carbon tax and will be paid in the form of 20-year contracts.

Qualifying applicants must demonstrate community benefits, such as revenue from electricity production, local jobs and training opportunities and meet wildlife protection and other regulatory standards. standards.

The Alberta government aims to have 5,000 MW worth of generation from renewable sources by 2030, with 7,000 MW worth of projects presently ready to go. The province will promote the program before it launches in fall 2019. The Alberta Federation of Rural Electrification Associations, as well as the Alberta Community and Co-Operative Association and Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA) support the program. (Source: Alberta Climate Change Office, Western Producers, 23 Nov., 2018) Contact: Alberta Climate Change Office, Hon. Shannon Phillips, Minister, aep.alberta.ca/about-us/ministers-office

More Low-Carbon Energy News Alberta Climate Change Office,  Shannon Phillips,  Renewable Energy,  Community Renewable Energy,  

More Low-Carbon Energy News Alberta Climate Change Office,  Shannon Phillips,  Renewable Energy,  Community Renewable Energy,  

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