Construction is now underway at Joffre solar plant, a clean energy project developed by PACE Canada LP that will generate 47MW of solar powered electricity annually in Lacombe County. Power generated would go into the provincial electrical grid and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 47,000 tonnes per year and 1.4 million tonnes over the expected initial 25-year life of the project.
The project is the result of three years of development efforts leading to the November 2021 Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) approval to construct and operate the facilities.
Claude Mindorff, Director of Development for PACE Canada said, ‘This is the first of PACE’s four advanced utility scale solar projects in Alberta to enter construction and is an exciting milestone for the PACE Canada team. We intend to make a significant contribution to the utility scale clean energy market in Alberta and the wider Canadian market and are expanding our project pipeline, development and delivery teams,” says Mindorff. “We plan to generate a minimum of 300 MW of solar over the next three years and also lead in the utility scale energy storage and green hydrogen sectors as these establish. It’s great to be contributing to Alberta’s need for additional clean energy and working to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.”
In celebration of this important milestone, PACE Canada is holding a groundbreaking event Monday October 24, 1300-1400 on the site of the solar park adjacent to the NOVA Petrochemical complex located in the hamlet of Joffre.
PACE Canada LP is a partnership jointly and equally owned by Pathfinder Clean Energy, a global clean energy development and investment company, and GOLDBECK SOLAR, a German company specializing in the construction of large-scale solar power plants, based in Germany.
The joint venture has a focus in Canada on utility scale solar, battery energy storage and green hydrogen production. PACE Canada undertakes and manages the entire project value chain, from site selection through permitting, planning, financing and offtake agreements, to be a marketleading platform for clean energy development and investment in Canada.
The project is being constructed by Canadian EPC, GPJoule.
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About Pathfinder Clean Energy (PACE)
Pathfinder Clean Energy is headquartered in London and is a global developer and investor into clean energy with projects and interests in UK, Europe and Canada. With a significant advanced portfolio of over 1GW of utility scale solar and energy storage projects it is expanding its operations to make a significant contribution to the
About GOLDBECK SOLAR
GOLDBECK SOLAR is an international company specialising in the turnkey construction of commercial rooftop and ground-mounted photovoltaic systems. The range of services covers the entire value chain, from project development and targeted project financing to the construction and integration of storage technologies, technical operation and asset management of the plants, as well as the direct sale of clean energy.
About GP JOULE EPC NA
GP JOULE PV Canada Corp. and GP JOULE PV USA Inc. were subsidiaries of the Germany- based GP JOULE Group until 09/09/2022 when they were purchased by Goldbeck Solar. The vertically integrated EPC company supplies turnkey PV and energy storage power plants with proprietary single axis tracking and fixed tilt racking systems. With more than 200 MWp of projects built in Canada and the northern US states over the past 10 years, GP JOULE EPC NA specialises in servicing utilities and C&I clients. Founded in 2011, the company is headquartered in Toronto, ON, has had a presence in Calgary, AB since 2016, and most recently established a location in Halifax, NS in 2022. Its US satellite office is located in Los Gatos, CA.