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Pembina Pipelines gets OK for solar system at Empress plant in Cypress County

Posted on May 2, 2024 by Ryan Dahlman

Southern Alberta Newspapers

Pembina Pipelines has won approval to build a small solar power system at its Empress LNG straddle plant in northeast Cypress County.

“Project Sunshine” would be a 4.9-megawatt solar panel array built on the plant site and augment a larger power co-generation system at the facility. That also required Pembina to amend its status as a designated industrial system, and includes the potential for a battery storage system to be added.

A decision by the Alberta Utilities Commission published April 12 approves both applications.

They state the plant will remain a net importer of electricity but could at times put power on to the power grid if requested by the grid operator.

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