FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 23, 2017
Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada – Medicine Hat College, the City of Medicine Hat, and Bluenergy Solarwind Canada Inc. have entered into a memorandum of understanding for the purposes of developing, building and commissioning a showcase distributed generation renewable energy microgrid.
In its initial configuration the project will consist of:
- Wind – 4 BSW UrbaVentoTM 3kWp vertical axis wind turbines = 12kWp (Est. 28,800 kWhrs / year)
- Solar Thermal – BSW ThermaSunTM commercial TS-4 Solar Thermal system = 6 kWp (Est. BTUs heat equivalent to 25,300 kWhrs / year)
- Solar PV – 60-70 solar panels on either roof or fixed ground mount = 20 kWp (Est. 19,500 kWhrs / year)
- Control – WiseEnergyTM intelligent digital management and control system for sensing and remote monitoringThe total nameplate capacity of the project is 38 kWp, with a total estimated system output of 73,600 kilowatt hours per year
“This project to develop, build and commission a showcase distributed generation renewable energy microgrid will further cement Medicine Hat’s reputation as a provincial and national renewable energy innovation leader.”
- Ted Clugston, Mayor, City of Medicine Hat
“This collaborative project will increase the capacity of the Medicine Hat region to engage in and support the rapid evolution of Alberta’s economy. The partners – including education, government, and private industry – will combine to create new jobs, intellectual property, career opportunities, and regional renewable energy assets at a critical moment in the province’s history.”
- Dr. Denise Henning, President and CEO, Medicine Hat College
“Following the announcement of the Climate Leadership Plan, BSW saw an immediate opportunity in Alberta. After initial meetings with community leaders, BSW opened their Canadian headquarters in Medicine Hat to capitalize on available resources and expertise, and community support for renewable energy.”
- Robert Nicolay, President, BSW Canada
“This project further positions Medicine Hat as Alberta’s epicentre for renewable energy. With thousands of megawatts of proposed projects slated for Southeast Alberta, Medicine Hat is a natural location for this type of energy innovation.”
- Ryan Jackson, General Manager, Invest Medicine Hat
About City of Medicine Hat
The City of Medicine Hat provides a wide range of municipal services, infrastructure and utilities to residents. Our mission is to deliver value through exceptional public service, helping us achieve our vision of making Medicine Hat a community of choice.
About Medicine Hat College
Medicine Hat College provides education that prepares students for further studies, careers and life. Our people are passionate about unleashing the potential of every student – intellectually, emotionally, and socially. Through every encounter we have with students – and all that we do – we will seek to recognize and encourage their potential as learners, workers and global citizens.
About Bluenergy Solarwind Canada (BSW Canada)
BSW Canada, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bluenergy Solarwind, Inc. (“BSW”), is a renewable energy technology company. BSW designs, develops, and sells distributed energy systems. These systems combine proprietary, patented, renewable solar and wind technologies, all supported by intelligent digital control systems. BSW’s integrated modular systems are custom-configured for end users, who realize high reliability plus low, predictable fixed costs and substantial reductions in carbon emissions.
About Invest Medicine Hat
Invest Medicine Hat is the City of Medicine Hat’s investment attraction agency. Invest Medicine Hat helps new, expanding, and relocating businesses access markets and business resources in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Services include business development, government liaison, access to capital, and site selection assistance.
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General Manager, Invest Medicine Hat
President, BSW Canada Inc.