Westbridge acquires 295MWp Canadian PV project

Westbridge Renewable Energy Corporation has acquired the 295MWp Red Willow Project in Alberta, Canada.The development also includes 100MW/200MWh of battery energy storage system (BESS) with a two-hour battery duration.

The site is in Stage 2 of the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) interconnection process. Westbridge recently submitted environmental and wildlife field studies to Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP), in a request for a Referral Letter, which will be then submitted to the Alberta Utility Commission (AUC) as part of Red Willow’s application for power plant approval.

Westbridge director and chief operating officer Maggie McKenna said: The Red Willow Project has secured site control in the form of a long-term solar lease with private landowners. We look forward to kicking off engagement with stakeholders and the local community.Red Willow complements our robust portfolio in Alberta, where we continue to see significant opportunities for origination and acquisitions.

The Company’s origination team continues to evaluate multiple new solar and battery storage development projects in Alberta, the US and the UK to further scale and strengthen the current portfolio. In November Westbridge acquired a 300MW solar project plus 200MW battery project, also in Alberta. Westbridge is focused on maximizing the return on its renewable energy assets through accretive project monetisation and retention of royalties, where applicable.

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