On July 25th in an afternoon Council meeting the Director of Utilities formally announced the awarded vendor for the Solar + Storage Project in the District of Summerland to Wildstone & Skyfire as a joint venture.
The initial project scope from 2021 was for 1MW of solar power capacity, 2.0MW of battery storage, and 4.5MWh power supply, the final award has a reduced scope of 0.412MW solar power capacity, 1MW of battery storage, and 3.56 MWh power supply.
Engineering, procurement and construction has a start date of August 1st, with the following key milestones:
- Kickoff and Design: August 2022 - October 2022 (COMPLETED)
- BESS Delivery: December 2022 (COMPLETED)
- Solar Delivery: January 2023 (UPDATE: Mid-June)
- Other long-lead item delivery: March 2023
- Civil works on site: March - May 2023 (IN PROGRESS)
- BESS and Solar installation: April - August 2023 (UPDATE: starting in June for 10 weeks)
- Commissioning: September 2023
The project is funded through the Canada Building Fund (formally known as the Gas Tax Fund), with $6 million of approved grant funding, with the awarded proposal coming in at just over $5.2 million.
For more historical details, documents, and regular project updates, please visit here
The District of Summerland is working with a team of consultants to create a concept plan for a Sustainability Eco-Village on its district-owned lands. This concept plan will be informed by engineering, environmental, archaeological and design expertise, best practices in sustainable design, as well as your community input.
The proposed eco-village development area sits on roughly 66 acres of land in the Prairie Valley area. The subject property is located across 13500 Prairie Valley Road, 12591 Morrow Avenue, and the Denike area.
For more information, please visit the project webpage here.
For more information on the August 9 2021 decision, click here