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Canadian Pacific invests in solar power at Calgary headquarters

The project will generate up to five megawatts of electricity while avoiding an estimated 2,600 tonnes of carbon emissions a year

August 12, 2020  by CM Staff

An artist rendering of CP’s planned solar energy farm at its corporate headquarters in Calgary. (PHOTO: Canadian Pacific)

CALGARY, Alta. — Canadian Pacific (CP) has begun work to install a solar energy farm at its corporate headquarters in Calgary. The installation is expected to generate more power than consumed annually at CP’s main headquarters building by early 2021.

The project, which will be built over five hectares and see 500 parking stalls covered and a solar garden created, will generate up to five megawatts of electricity while avoiding an estimated 2,600 tonnes of carbon emissions a year, equal to taking approximately 570 cars off the road.

The project will also assist in reducing CP’s Scope 2 emissions, a category specific to indirect emissions related to electricity usage.

“At CP, we are sustainably driven and today’s announcement further exemplifies that,” said CP President and CEO Keith Creel in a prepared statement. “We are taking advantage of our unique headquarters footprint in Calgary, just outside of the downtown core, to develop one of the largest private solar operations in the province. We look forward to seeing the project come on line in early 2021, and to having it featured as part of our beautiful, historic and expansive Calgary campus.”

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