Northern Alberta – Community Diesel Reduction

ATCO Electric

  • Project Type

    Implementation

  • Project Value

    $5,400,000

  • Project Status

    Contribution Agreement

  • Location

    Alberta

  • Funding Amount

    $2,500,000

ATCO Electric owns and operates two existing isolated diesel plants that supply the remote communities of Indian Cabins and Steen River with electricity. These sites are located 150 and 175km north of High Level, just south of the NorthWest Territories. ATCO Electric has completed feasibility studies that consider installing renewable generation and battery energy storage at each location, creating two renewable-hydrocarbon hybrid microgrids. These projects would achieve significant reduction of diesel consumption and GHG emissions by reducing diesel from Indian Cabins and Steen River. Deploying this technology will enable both Indian Cabins and Steen River to realize community and environmental benefits, as well as increased energy reliability.