By Jensen, Randy on October 3, 2020.
LETHBRIDGE HERALD – RAYMOND
The Town of Taber has taken an interest in the Town of Raymond’s national award-winning Net-Zero Electrical project and visited Raymond this week to explore the project.
Raymond hosted the Town of Taber CAO Cory Armfelt, Mayor Andrew Prokop and Councillors Joe Strojwas Mark Garner). Raymond was represented by CAO Kurtis Pratt, Mayor Jim Depew and Councillors Ken Heggie, Joan Harker and Ron Fromm.
Raymond went over its project end to end with Taber as they explore options for what may work in Taber, according to a release from Greg Robinson, Director Community Development & Human Resources for the Town of Raymond. Many municipalities are looking at what options, if any, are available to them as they explore sustainability, operational budget predictability, carbon tax avoidance, reduction in C02 emissions and overall reduction in long-term operational costs.
Also in attendance were representatives from Enmax Energy and Terralta, the companies the Town of Raymond used used for its project.
Raymond completed its Net-Zero Electrical project in the Summer of 2019. With southern Alberta being one of the best places in Canada for solar energy production, high amounts of ultraviolet rays combined with extended daylight hours on average combine to make the region perfect, not only for agriculture, but for solar energy production.