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  • Stage:

    Development

  • Technologies:

    Utility-scale solar

  • Capacity:

    Up to 20 MW

Project Location

The Burdett Solar Project is located on privately owned land in the County of Forty Mile, approximately 1.5 km southwest of Burdett, Alberta.

Project Development

With decades of experience, we have a team of internal experts to take projects from conception and make them a reality. Our team works in close consultation with government agencies and key stakeholders to site, build and operate our facilities responsibly. To learn more about our approach to project development, click here.

Development work continued on the Burdett Solar Project through 2019 into 2020. As part of the development process, in June 2019 we submitted an amendment application to the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) to update the solar technology proposed under our previous approval and change the proposed construction completion date to December 2021. Our amendment was approved by the AUC in September 2019.

In addition, the County of Forty Mile approved an extension to our Municipal Development Permit in May 2020. As the next step in the project, construction is expected to begin in August 2020 and expected to be completed by April 2021. Construction of the Burdett Solar Project will be completed in conjunction with the Yellow Lake Solar Project, which is also located in the County of Forty Mile.

Project Schedule:

  • Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) Approval – completed
  • AUC Permit Administrative Amendments – completed
  • Municipal Development Permit – completed (extension received May 2020)
  • Project Construction – expected to begin in August 2020

We are committed to engaging stakeholders in the decision-making process for the project. We believe that trust is the foundation for long-term successful relationships, and we know that trust is only earned over time, by working together with honest and transparent communications.

For more information on the Burdett Solar Project, please email us at projects@bluearth.ca or call 1-844-214-2578.

Project Infrastructure

The Burdett Solar Project will involve the installation of solar photovoltaic panels, panel racking systems, internal access roads, cabling, electrical inverters and other related electrical equipment. The Project equipment will be contained within a single quarter section of land. The exact location of the Project infrastructure within the property has yet to be confirmed and will be determined through additional studies, equipment procurement and engineering designs.

The Project will connect to a local electrical distribution line from the Burdett 368S substation. This connection will be through overhead or underground cables and is expected to be in close proximity to the substation.