Calgary—Bullfrog Power®, Canada’s leading green energy provider, and the Town of Black Diamond are announcing a new milestone at the joint Oilfields Regional Arena solar project: the first net zero month. That means that the solar array is capable of providing clean, pollution-free power for 100 per cent of the arena’s electricity requirements.
“This project represents an important milestone in the Town of Black Diamond’s commitment to being a healthy, attractive and economically viable community,” said Mayor Sharlene Brown of the Town of Black Diamond. “Due to the support of Bullfrog Power, innovative sustainability initiatives like this one will help us to achieve our vision of being a leader in municipal sustainability planning.”
The project consists of a 10 kW solar photovoltaic installation on the roof of the Oilfields Regional Arena. In addition to the project’s environmental benefits, all of the savings achieved as a result of the power generated by this project are being reinvested in the Town’s sustainability efforts and will be used to fund additional future renewable energy projects. In partnership with the Town, Bullfrog Power—through its Bullfrog Builds Renewable Accelerator program—provided the funding required to develop the project.
“We’re extremely proud to be working with the leaders like the Town of Black Diamond on the first Bullfrog Builds project in Alberta,” said Sean Magee, Director, Bullfrog Builds Renewable Accelerator. “Through the support of our customers who bullfrogpower their homes and businesses, we are able to provide critical financial support to new renewable energy projects here in Alberta and across Canada to help create a cleaner, healthier world.”
The Town of Black Diamond has also recently completed renovations to The Oilfields Regional Arena, including installing energy efficient lighting and improving insulation. Its work on the arena complements the Town’s commitment to the Partners for Climate Protection’s Five Milestone Framework for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions, a roadmap for sustainable action developed by a network of municipal governments that have committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and acting on climate change.
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About the Town of Black Diamond
Nestled in the majestic foothills of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, our town of 2300 people is a great place to work, visit, play or do business. Just 30 minutes south of Calgary, Black Diamond is a vibrant place that offers extraordinary natural beauty, a thriving artistic community and a taste of living history you won’t find anywhere else.
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