PACE Canada has been recognized as a company taking exemplary steps to improve air quality in the Parkland Airshed Management Zone. The company is one of four recipients of the Blue Skies award announced May 3, 2023.


PACE Canada’s nomination is based on its 47MW solar project in Lacombe County next to the NOVA Petrochemical plant.


The Joffre Project will result in 46,000 tonnes of carbon emission reductions in year one, and over 1m tonnes over 30 years – the initial lifetime of the project. This is enough to power approximately 8,800 Albertan homes with non-polluting, low carbon energy.


PACE Canada’s application stood out based on its innovative and sustainable approach to solar energy generation. The project lands will remain in continued agricultural use using the best practices as being developed by Agrivoltaics Canada and PACE Canada where the landowner will continue to graze sheep and cattle and incorporate additional farming practices that encourage increased farm productivity and site biodiversity.


Claude Mindorff, Director of Development for PACE Canada said, ‘PACE Canada is one of the first solar developers to introduce the co-location of clean energy generation while continuing food and agricultural commodity production to Alberta. The adoption of this innovative and sustainable approach is demonstrative of leadership, creativity, innovation and social responsibilities while supporting Alberta Industry and the Alberta Agricultural Community with affordable and emissions free electricity’.


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