Kneehill County proposes to present energy resolution to Rural Municipalties of Alberta | DrumhellerMail
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Kneehill County proposes to present energy resolution to Rural Municipalties of Alberta

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Ken King, Reeve of Kneehill County, is set to draw up a resolution pertaining to the progress of renewable energy and the availability of electricity. This will be submitted for the Rural Municipalities of Alberta 2024 Fall Convention.
The Renewable Electricity Act’s ministerial duties is to ensure and develop ways so that a minimum of 30% of the annual electric energy used in Alberta will be generated from renewable energy resources, such as wind and solar farms.
The resolution will look to the Province of Alberta to put in place a minimum approach of what renewable energy developers would be required to provide, ensuring that grid stability problems will be avoided when renewable energy manufacturing is lower.
The Mail reached out to Reeve King about the resolution. “It is our belief that the consumer through the AESO should not be on the hook for sourcing power when the power generation supply is low,” says King, “We recognize the good work, and the value of the work the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) performs, however, we feel that the power generation companies in Alberta have a responsibility to provide a stable, reliable, consistent level of power for the AESO to access.”
The resolution will address what the power generation companies’ responsibility is when providing a minimum power level at any time required by the AESO. It will also ask the Government of Alberta to implement legislation of baseline power so that reliability and sustainability, along with environmental and climate goals, can be met with Kneehill County’s electric supply into the future.


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