All the constraints identified in the study programmes, such as wetlands, have been avoided in accordance with Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) guidance and no residual effects are anticipated. The environmental and wildlife studies, completed by Western Ecosystems Technology, ULC (‘WEST’), are analysed and data processed into a submission to AEP, in a request for a Referral Letter. Once received from AEP, the Referral Letter is submitted to the Alberta Utilities Commission as part of Georgetown's application for power plant approval, and this has now been submitted, on 3rd September.
Georgetown also completed its preliminary layout engineering and design for the power plant and recently kicked off its stakeholder engagement programme pursuant to the Alberta Utilities Commission's Rule 007 requirements. Georgetown is committed to a transparent development process and open communication lines with all project stakeholders.
“The successful completion of the preliminary layout design and environmental studies and the submission of the AEP Referral Letter represents a significant advancement for the project as we move closer the submission of a Power Plant Application with the Alberta Utilities Commission” said Maggie McKenna COO. “The project is also advancing its interconnection studies and other deliverables to complete Stage 2 of the AESO interconnection process. We are happy with the progress to date.”
Advancing Georgetown towards shovel-ready while expanding the portfolio in Alberta remains the strategic focus of the Company.
“Alberta represents an excellent market for expansion and the demand for shovel ready assets continues to be very strong” added CEO Stefano Romanin. “We remain focused on expanding the portfolio in this key market and becoming a significant player in energy transition in the Canadian market. The recent entrance in the Alberta green energy market of players like Amazon and TC Energy (formerly TransCanada Corp.) signal the increasing importance of delivering renewable energy to customers and strengthen the role of solar in the energy generation mix. We expect the market to further grow with additional buyers to follow.”
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