Federal, provincial and municipal government in N.B. provide joint funding for solar energy generation
by CM Staff
The government of Canada is investing more than $5.4 million in this project, and the government of New Brunswick is contributing more than $4.5 million.
EDMUNDSTON — Various members of the municipal and provincial governments in New Brunswick together announced joint funding for solar energy generation at Centre Jean-Daigle and sewer separation work in East Edmundston.
The City of Edmundston says it will use this funding to install an array of solar panels on the roof of the Jean-Daigle Centre in the area surrounding the amphitheatre as well as on the Energy Edmundston building and surrounding land. Additionally, they will use the funds to build an energy storage system.
This is the community’s first solar energy project. The city anticipates that the solar panels will produce the equivalent of 1 megawatt of energy, and this may be used to operate the building’s systems and help support the city’s energy during peak usage hours.
The city says it will also use this funding to replace its existing combined sanitary and storm sewer system with separate systems on several streets in East Edmundston. Additionally, the city will install new water mains at multiple locations. The city anticipates that this project will increase Edmunston’s capacity to manage wastewater and stormwater and increase access to potable water for residents.
The government of Canada is investing more than $5.4 million in this project. The government of New Brunswick is contributing more than $4.5 million and the City of Edmundston is providing over $3.6 million.
“Investments in infrastructure are investments in strong and sustainable communities. The installation of new solar panels on the Jean-Daigle Centre and sewer separation in East Edmundston will support a clean and sustainable future for residents. Green initiatives like this one will help local economies grow and build more resilient communities across the country,” said René Arseneault, MP for Madawaska—Restigouche in a statement.