TC Energy Corp. is set to bring utility-scale solar power to its product line with the first C$146 million ($109 million) project at its Calgary home base.

The initial generating site would have an 81 MW capacity and include a jumbo battery. It would supply a suburban community, as well as TC’s pipeline network. The project site, south of Calgary at Saddlebrook, is in an area traversed by TC’s natural gas conduit Nova Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL), in Alberta and British Columbia.

The Alberta government plans to cover C$10 million ($7.5 million) of the construction cost from a renewable energy support program. Completion is scheduled for 2023.

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