Charlottetown hopes federal infrastructure funds can help expand use of solar power and biogas

By District Energy posted 01-10-2019 13:21

  

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Solar Panels the city recently installed at is Miltonvale well field project help produce power for the water pumps. (Photo: CBC)

The City of Charlottetown hopes federal infrastructure funding programs will help make the city a little greener.

Officials with Charlottetown's water and sewer utility want to expand the use of solar panels at its well fields and create a combined heat and power system using biogas emitted from its waste water treatment plant. 

'It makes sense for the environment, we're trying to reduce the CO2 emissions," said Richard MacEwen, manager of the utility. 

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