About the Project
Evolugen is developing the 75 MW Sunrise Solar Project, to be located in the Municipal District (M.D.) of Pincher Creek, North-West of the town of Pincher Creek in southern Alberta. The Project has been under development since 2021 with environmental baseline studies completed in 2022.
Stakeholder consultation began in early 2023, holding our first open house in March 2023 and our second in January 2024. In February 2024 we submitted our project application with the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC).
There have been significant Project updates throughout the second half of 2023 to take into account the feedback we received from the community, the MD of Pincher Creek, and the Town of Pincher Creek. Working with the landowner, we have made changes to the layout of the solar panels – see the Map below.
The updated layout and site optimization provides a number of advantages in response to the feedback received to date. This new layout will increase the distance between the project and municipal boundary while reducing the visual impact from the Town of Pincher Creek. The closest solar panels will now be 1.6 KM from the roundabout at the corner of Highway 507 and Highway 6 as opposed to 800M with the previous layout. This site optimization has also resulted in a smaller footprint, reducing the overall Project footprint on agricultural land by ~15%.