Calgary, Alta. –ENMAX Energy has completed a solar installation on the roof of the Mike Karbonik arena in the Town of Calmar, aiming to reduce the town’s greenhouse gas emissions and save tens of thousands of dollars a year in energy costs.
The arena, which is used by Calmar residents and those in the surrounding communities, will use the power generated by the panels in the winter when there is the greatest need to power the rink and export energy to the grid in the summer when there is a surplus.
“Alberta has one of the best solar resources in the world and ENMAX Energy is proud to have already helped over 40 Alberta municipalities like Calmar invest in a cleaner energy future,” said Bruce Borwick, ENMAX Energy’s Vice President Trading, Origination and Commercial Sales.
“Calmar’s solar installation means the town has greater control over its energy while reducing carbon emissions today and into the future.”
The 11,000-square-foot installation is expected to generate 165 megawatt-hours per year—enough to cover almost 100 per cent of the arena’s electricity requirements.
““This solar panel installation is a first for Calmar and sets us up with a sustainable source of energy which will pay for itself every year while reducing our greenhouse gas emissions,” said Mayor Sean Carnahan.
“Thanks to ENMAX Energy, the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre and the Alberta Municipal Solar Program for making this possible.”
About ENMAX Corporation
Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, with operations across Alberta and Maine, ENMAX Corporation (ENMAX) is a leading provider of electricity services, products and solutions. Through its subsidiaries, ENMAX Power Corporation and Versant Power, ENMAX owns and operates transmission and distribution utilities in Calgary, Alberta and northern and eastern Maine, safely and reliably delivering electricity to all Calgary homes and businesses and more than 159,000 customers in Maine. Through ENMAX Energy Corporation, ENMAX owns and operates 1,512 MW of generation and offers a range of innovative electricity, natural gas and energy services to more than 690,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers across Alberta. ENMAX is a private corporation and The City of Calgary is its sole shareholder.
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