Canada's largest off-grid solar & storage community - Fort Chipewyan, Alberta
ATCO is committed to providing clean energy and reducing the reliance on diesel in remote communities. Fort Chipewyan is a remote community home to 1,000 people who rely on diesel generation for their electricity, since they are not connected to the main Alberta power grid. Every year, diesel is transported by trucks on winter roads that are only open for a six-week period. The community was outgrowing the the existing diesel tanks and a sustainable solution was needed. Instead of adding more diesel tank storage, ATCO and Fort Chipewyan Indigenous Partners are installing the largest off-grid solar and storage microgrid project in Canada, reducing the community's reliance on diesel generation.