Solar Farm

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Illustration of a solar farm sitting on grass with the sun shining and a tree next to the panels.


What is the solar farm project and why is it being proposed?

The City of St. Albert has proposed building a solar farm to provide a sustainable source of power for our community, generate revenue, and undertake an environmentally friendly project on the City-owned Badger Lands which are less suitable for other purposes.

To minimize tax increases and maintain existing services, we need to identify new, non-taxation sources of revenue to generate approximately $6 million a year. If we don’t, we may need to consider significant annual increases in taxes (an estimated five per cent) in order to continue to provide the programs, services and amenities our residents enjoy.

A solar farm might be one way to generate new revenues or reduce City expenses.

How and when will this decision be made?

View Larger ImageEach phase of this project is presented to Council to determine whether or not to proceed to the next. The next presentation to Council (phase 3 of 5) will be on July 13, 2022.

Multiple factors will influence Council decision-making, including public input - which is why we want to hear from residents.

The diagram shown highlights the various considerations that inform the decision-making process.

Want to learn more?

Hear from Regan Lefebvre, Senior Manager, Utilities, in the following video:

You can find more background information, in the right hand column of this page, under the headings "Important Links" and "Additional Documents."

Have input?

We want to hear from you including any questions you might have.

Please complete the survey below which is available until May 15, 2022. Results will be provided to Council in advance of the July 13, 2022 presentation.

The City of St. Albert understands that residents have questions about the proposed solar farm project and what it means for their city as the project moves forward. You can also submit any questions you have, and we will do our best to answer them.


What is the solar farm project and why is it being proposed?

The City of St. Albert has proposed building a solar farm to provide a sustainable source of power for our community, generate revenue, and undertake an environmentally friendly project on the City-owned Badger Lands which are less suitable for other purposes.

To minimize tax increases and maintain existing services, we need to identify new, non-taxation sources of revenue to generate approximately $6 million a year. If we don’t, we may need to consider significant annual increases in taxes (an estimated five per cent) in order to continue to provide the programs, services and amenities our residents enjoy.

A solar farm might be one way to generate new revenues or reduce City expenses.

How and when will this decision be made?

View Larger ImageEach phase of this project is presented to Council to determine whether or not to proceed to the next. The next presentation to Council (phase 3 of 5) will be on July 13, 2022.

Multiple factors will influence Council decision-making, including public input - which is why we want to hear from residents.

The diagram shown highlights the various considerations that inform the decision-making process.

Want to learn more?

Hear from Regan Lefebvre, Senior Manager, Utilities, in the following video:

You can find more background information, in the right hand column of this page, under the headings "Important Links" and "Additional Documents."

Have input?

We want to hear from you including any questions you might have.

Please complete the survey below which is available until May 15, 2022. Results will be provided to Council in advance of the July 13, 2022 presentation.

The City of St. Albert understands that residents have questions about the proposed solar farm project and what it means for their city as the project moves forward. You can also submit any questions you have, and we will do our best to answer them.

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Page last updated: 18 May 2022, 03:19 PM