City explores solar energy for civic properties

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The City of Winnipeg will take a look at its properties to determine if any are suited to generate solar power.

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The City of Winnipeg will take a look at its properties to determine if any are suited to generate solar power.

On Friday, council’s water, waste and the environment committee voted to order the public service to identify properties that could be used to create green energy for civic buildings. City staff will also be tasked with completing a business case to develop up to one megawatt of renewable energy generation for city use.

Coun. Brian Mayes, who raised the motion, said the report will help determine the cost and benefits of the option, which aligns with Mayor Scott Gillingham’s campaign goal that Winnipeg to build “at least” one megawatt of renewable energy generation capacity by 2026.

The report is expected to be delivered in about six months.

Joyanne Pursaga

Joyanne Pursaga
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Born and raised in Winnipeg, Joyanne loves to tell the stories of this city, especially when politics is involved. Joyanne became the city hall reporter for the Winnipeg Free Press in early 2020.

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