The 3NE solar farm project is enhanced by related work by ATCO to expand their power generation and energy storage and management facilities in Fort Chipewyan. Specifically, ATCO has built a smaller solar farm on adjacent land to add capacity, confirm design and refine local installation procedures and local contractor readiness.
In parallel with the 3NE Solar Farm, ATCO will be deploying 1.5MWh of battery storage capacity plus additional control systems, which ATCO will own and operate. This work will be funded and managed entirely by ATCO.
Electricity produced at the facility will be purchased by ATCO under a long-term Power Purchase Agreement, and will be distributed throughout the community via the local electricity distribution system. Through its partnership with ATCO, the project will avoid future tank farm expansion costs to the local community and the Alberta ratepayer.