DFO announces Solar Panel Funding for Mowi Canada West Hatchery
April 8, 2021 Campbell River, BC.
Mowi Canada West (MCW), is pleased to finally confirm the 2019 awarding of a $305,169 Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption (FACTAP) Solar Panel Project. This funding was formally announced on April 7, 2021 by Member of Parliament for Burnaby North—Seymour and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Terry Beech, on behalf of Federal Minister Bernadette Jordan.
With support from the Village of Sayward, an early partnering with Small Planet Energy in Campbell River, and led by Project Manager Renee Hamel, the Company installed an emissions-free solar power system at the Dalrymple Salmon Hatchery.
Solar panel installation began in July 2019 on the 12m and 14m smolt buildings at Dalrymple hatchery and work was completed in Oct 2019. In its first year, the project has generated over 205,000 kWh of solar energy; offsetting 4.1mT of CO2e.
Mowi has a Global sustainability target to reduce emissions by 35% by 2030. This project was a great first step to meeting our emissions targets and proving that solar energy is a viable source of alternative energy for our operations. While solar is not commonly utilized within the salmon farming sector, this project demonstrates that there is off the shelf, readily available alternative energy technologies on the market today. The adoption of this leading edge technology is one more example of the innovative strategies that salmon farming continues to bring to British Columbia.
About Mowi Canada West:
Mowi Canada West operates salmon farms and processing plants in British Columbia, Canada, where 500 people raise 40,000 tonnes of sustainable Atlantic salmon each year. Mowi Canada West is part of the Mowi ASA group, the world’s largest producer of Atlantic salmon.
Further information at mowicanadawest.ca
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