Installation of solar array project underway

Published: June 23, 2022 @ 3:30 p.m.

The Town of Grand Bay-Westfield remains committed to taking action against climate change

At the Council meeting of May 24, 2022, Town of Grand Bay-Westfield Council awarded a contract to The Smart Energy Company to complete a 70kW solar array at the Town’s sanitary sewerage lagoon on Shannon Road.

Work is now underway with the initial site preparation adjacent to the existing 5.28kW pilot project, which was completed in 2021.

This project is sized to produce approximately one quarter of the power used by the facility annually. It will also reduce up to 70 per cent of our corporate greenhouse gas reduction targets from the Town’s 2015 Climate Adaptation Plan.

“Town of Grand Bay-Westfield Council are committed to the strategic priority of Infrastructure Sustainability and Climate Adaptation. As a riverside community which has been directly impacted by the effects of climate change, the Town remains dedicated to environmental leadership now and for our future generations.” – Mayor Brittany Merrifield.

Work will continue through the summer, with the system fully operational by September 2022.

To view the Council meeting of May 24, visit the Town’s YouTube channel here. (Solar Array was addressed at the 28:30 minute mark of the Council meeting).

To view the Administrative Report, visit here.

For more information, visit here.