Above Image: PRI’s Wheatland Wind Project in Alberta. The Paintearth project will utilize the same turbine technology
Toronto, Ontario, Canada (November 07, 2022) – Potentia Renewables Inc. (Potentia) and Greengate Power Corporation (Greengate) are pleased to announce that their Paintearth Wind Project LP, has entered into a 15-year power-purchase agreement with Microsoft. Located in Alberta’s Paintearth County, the Paintearth Wind project is owned 75% by Potentia and 25% by Greengate. When it enters commercial operation in 2023, Microsoft will purchase approximately 543 GWh of renewable energy from Paintearth Wind every year throughout the term of the agreement. Paintearth Wind started construction in September 2022.
“Potentia is honoured to work with Microsoft and appreciates the work that both companies put into this agreement,” said Ben Greenhouse, Potentia’s Senior Vice President of Growth. “We look forward to growing our relationship with Microsoft and the community around the Paintearth project as we continue to grow employment and investment in Alberta’s renewable energy sector.”
“Greengate is thrilled to be working with Potentia and Microsoft on this important project,” said Dan Balaban, CEO of Greengate. “Paintearth Wind will create jobs and contribute meaningfully towards the goal of a net-zero electricity grid.”
“Renewable energy supply contracts like this agreement with Potentia and Greengate are key to meeting our goal of contracting 100% of our energy consumption with renewable sources by 2025.” said Chris Barry, President, Microsoft Canada. “This agreement with Paintearth is an important step in helping Microsoft deliver on our renewable energy commitments in Canada.”
About Potentia Renewables
Potentia Renewables Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Power Sustainable, is a fully integrated developer, owner, and operator of renewable energy assets. Potentia currently owns or manages nearly 1,000 MW of wind and solar projects that are in operation, under construction or under contract. Potentia benefits from strong financial support from its shareholder for large project initiatives. With an investor committed to our long-term success, combined with the industry experience of our team, Potentia has become a leading renewable energy provider in Canada, and is ideally positioned for continued substantial growth. For more information, visit www.potentiarenewables.com.
About Power Sustainable
Power Sustainable is a sustainable investment manager with offices in Canada, China, and the United States. Power Sustainable invests in companies and projects with the potential to deliver returns while contributing to decarbonization, social progress and quality growth. With approximately CAD $4.2B of assets under management, Power Sustainable deploys patient and purposeful capital in infrastructure, private equity, and public equities. For more information, visit www.powersustainable.com.
About Greengate Power Corporation
Greengate is a privately held renewable energy company based in Calgary, Alberta, with a proven track record of developing precedent-setting projects in Canada. Since 2007, Greengate has successfully developed over 1 GW of operating or in-construction renewable energy projects, including the Canada’s largest wind and solar projects. These projects represent nearly $2 billion of investment and are expected to produce enough energy to power more than 400,000 homes. Greengate is focused on the development of renewables and next-generation net-zero projects in Alberta and beyond, as it aims to be a leading enabler of the global energy transition to net zero. For more information, please visit: www.greengatepower.com.
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