Alberta, home of some of the best sunshine and wind in all of Canada. Three new solar facilities are scheduled to be built in Southern Alberta by 2022, doubling Alberta’s current solar power generation. Now that is something to get excited about!
Right now, the majority of the province’s electricity generation comes from coal and other fossil fuels. As a result, Alberta’s electricity sector produces more greenhouse gas emissions than any other province. The electricity sector in Alberta is unique, as the provincial government has never owned and operated a utility company. The province has a competitive market in place for all of the electricity that is bought and sold.