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After hearing of the community interest from our public survey in 2018 and looking at options and government funding, Council for the Village of Ryley resolved on December 17, 2019 to build a Solar Power Generator.
On February 18, 2020, Council voted to move forward with the project after hearing from their residents at the Open House on February 13, 2020. Although there are a couple of opponents to the project, Council felt there was overwhelming support for Ryley to go net-zero on electricity consumption for all Municipal Buildings. This includes the Curling Rink, the Skating Rink/Shack, the Community Hall, the Main Office and Public Works Workshop, the Lift Stations, and the Campground. “Net-Zero” means a Solar Power Generator produces solar electricity for its use and reduces an equal amount of carbon producing electricity elsewhere.
It’s estimated that this will reduce our electricity bill by $14,000 annually.
On Wednesday June 10, 2020 Ryley Mayor Terry Magneson, Deputy Mayor Cyndy Heslin, Counillors Brian Ducherer, Mathew Kowalski and CAO Glen Hamilton-Brown broke ground out at the Solar Panel Project site located by the Ryley Lagoon. (Picture)
The ground mounted panels have been installed northeast of the Village on the east edge of the sewage lagoon. The Solar Power Generator project pushes the power it generates into the Fortis grid for credit against our municipal power bill. It will create enough power to offset all the power the Municipal Buildings use.
Our solar power plant went live at noon on Wednesday September 23, 2020. Ryley is officially “net-zero”! This means all the power used to operate the Municipal Buildings is offset by our solar power generator. The total project cost was approximately $300,000.