Solar Projects

 

LUMSDEN CELEBRATES NEW COMPLETION OF SOLAR PROJECTS

Town of Lumsden news release

Friday, April 22, 2022

Today, the Town of Lumsden celebrated the completion of its new wastewater treatment facilities and its associated solar project – and thanked all involved in making these infrastructure initiatives a reality.

Following design and site preparation, ground was broken for construction of the wastewater treatment plant in the spring of 2019.

Work on a Lumsden Solar Project at four municipal locations began in the summer of 2020.

Now complete is a solar array near the wastewater plant on the eastside of Lumsden that can produce 616 Kilowatts of electricity that can be saved to a 1.2 Megawatt battery energy storage system. This helps power the treatment process of the new wastewater plant. Work is also complete to allow solar power to run the main sewage lift station. MiEnergy designed this solar system and worked with Graham Construction to have it installed and integrated into the wastewater treatment facilities process.

Work is also completed on solar infrastructure for the Lumsden Recycling Centre. The remaining solar infrastructure for the south sewage lift station is expected to be completed later this year.

The entire solar project is approximately $2.7 million with the Government Canada funding up to $1.1 million under the Low Carbon Economy Fund and the Town of Lumsden funding the remainder.

“The Town of Lumsden’s Solar Project and the modernization of its wastewater treatment facilities demonstrate that the transition to a low-carbon economy is an opportunity to couple economic development and environmental stewardship. Working collaboratively with our provincial and municipal partners in Saskatchewan and across the country, our Government will continue to invest to improve Canadians’ quality of life and build healthier, more resilient communities,” said The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities.

 “Communities across Canada like Lumsden are confronting the climate crisis head on, finding ways of managing the risks it poses to our health, economy, security and biodiversity. Our Government launched the Low Carbon Economy Fund to get behind community leaders who are trying to build a sustainable low-carbon economy. This is a team effort. Bravo to the leadership shown by the Town of Lumsden, Saskatchewan, to do your part in helping to reduce polluting emissions and build a resilient community,” said the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change.

 

Wastewater Treatment Solar Project

Wastewater Treatment Solar Project Battery Storage

Town of Lumsden Mayor Bryan Matheson (left) and Town of Lumsden Councillor Rhonda Phillips (right) cutting the ribbon at the Official Grand Opening Ceremony of the new Wastewater Treatment Facility and Solar Project.

Town of Lumsden Councillor Rhonda Phillips was the Master of Ceremonies at the Official Grand Opening.

 

RECYCLING CENTRE

The Town’s Recycling Centre uses electricity to power the recycle compactor, lights, heat and other small electronics used in the building. The annual power consumption at this location is 37450 kWh/y (2018). In 2020, 25.4 kW Solar panels were installed. It is estimated that the new panels will receive 1499 hours of sunshine per year resulting in 38075 kWh/y of energy produced. This will reduce the annual CO2 emissions by 15 tonnes per year!

The system is grid tied and net zero!

Recycle Centre Solar

Solar Project 2020 – Main Lift Station

2020 News Releases:

CBC – lumsden-sask-gets-1m-from-ottawa-for-solar-power-project

620 ckrm – lumsden-to-install-solar-panels-on-four-municipal-facilities

CTV News Regina – Lumsden-to-install-solar-panel-array-the-size-of-2-football-fields

iheartradio – lumsden-to-install-solar-panel-array-the-size-of-2-football-fields

 

RIVERPARK

The RiverPark building was equipped with the first solar panels installed in the Town of Lumsden in 2017. To view the energy generated by this system and other system details, click HERE

Click here to view: Press Release – RiverPark Solar Aug 2017