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Project Update

June 22, 2021

Yellow Lake & Burdett Solar Facility Begins Operation and BluEarth Renewables Gives Back to Local Organization

BluEarth Renewables is proud to announce the 39 MWAC Yellow Lake & Burdett Solar Facility in southern Alberta has achieved commercial operation and is generating clean, renewable energy. The project began construction in August 2020, after BluEarth signed power purchase agreements with Bullfrog Power and the Royal Bank of Canada. The two organizations are purchasing the majority of the facility’s environmental attributes.

To celebrate this important milestone, representatives from BluEarth, RBC and Bullfrog Power marked the occasion with a ‘BluEarth-style’ ribbon-cutting event.

From left to right: Grant Arnold, President & CEO, BluEarth Renewables | Kelly Matheson-King, Chief Operating Officer, BluEarth Renewables | Mark Brown, Regional Vice-President, Alberta South, Royal Bank of Canada | Kyle Pichette, Regional Manager Renewables & Service, Spark Power.

“This project is a great example of how renewable energy can be cost-competitive in an open market and power purchase agreements are facilitating significant investment in Alberta’s economy,” said Grant Arnold, President and Chief Executive Officer of BluEarth.

The Yellow Lake & Burdett Solar Facility will contribute significant and stable long-term property tax revenue to the local economy over the life of the facility. Learn more about the facility here.

 

BluEarth Gives Back to Local Organization in Southern Alberta

Leaving a legacy and making a difference in the communities where we live, work and operate rests at the very heart of our company. With the commissioning of our Yellow Lake & Burdett Solar Facility, BluEarth’s solar portfolio will exceed 100 MW in southern Alberta in 2021. On behalf of our local portfolio, BluEarth announced a partnership donation through our BluGiving program to support HALO Air Ambulance, the only medevac helicopter dedicated to serving southern Alberta.

“Giving back to the communities where we live, work and operate is embedded in our corporate purpose, and we are very proud to support the important work that HALO is doing to increase emergency medical care in southern Alberta,” said Grant Arnold.

“Partnerships like this are vital to our program. HALO exists because of our communities and sponsorships from responsible corporate partners such as BluEarth Renewables are incredibly important to keeping HALO in flight for your life,” said Paul Carolan, Chief Executive Officer of HALO Air Ambulance. “By investing in HALO, you are investing in our community and leaving a legacy that will remain for years to come. We are so grateful for BluEarth’s contribution.”

From left to right: Paul Carolan, CEO, HALO Air Ambulance | Grant Arnold, President & CEO, BluEarth Renewables | Kelly Matheson-King, Chief Operating Officer, BluEarth Renewables | Dale Thacker, Co-Chair, Board of Directors, HALO Air Ambulance.

To learn more about HALO, visit their website.

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