The Province of Prince Edward Island wants to know if wind and solar power could be produced at the former Strait Crossing fabrication yard in Borden-Carleton.
The government is calling for expressions of interest to develop a feasibility study on wind and solar at the site. According to a press release from the province’s government, the move comes at a time when renewable energy technology is “more efficient and viable than ever before.”
“The former fabrication yard is an incredibly important strategic asset for the region and for the province as a whole,” states Heath MacDonald, minister of economic development and tourism. “Although it wasn’t feasible when the province first purchased the facility, we decided it was important to have another look at renewable energy at this location, given the recent advancements in the technology and our province’s emergence since then as a leader in producing clean energy.”
The province purchased the facility from Strait Crossing in 2008. Since that time, the government has explored various options for the site, including adding renewable energy, constructing a business park or selling the property to developers.
“I think it’s very important that we explore all potential options for the future of this facility,” MacDonald adds. “We look forward to continuing our work with the community to see this developed.”