Canadian Pacific Kicks-Off Solar Plant Installation at its Calgary Headquarters

Canadian Pacific has started the installation of a solar energy farm at its corporate headquarters in Calgary. By early 2021, this solar energy plant is expected to generate more electricity than annual consumption at the company’s main headquarters building.

August 13, 2020. By Manu Tayal

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Canadian Pacific has started the installation of a solar energy farm at its corporate headquarters in Calgary. By early 2021, this solar energy plant is expected to generate more electricity than annual consumption at the company’s main headquarters building.

Post completion, the solar plant is likely to generate up to 5 MW of electricity while avoiding an estimated 2,600 tonnes of carbon emissions every year, which is equal to taking nearly 570 cars off the road.

Furthermore, the project will be built over 5 hectares which covers 500 parking stalls and created a solar garden. Also, it will assist in reducing the company’s Scope 2 emissions, a category specific to indirect emissions related to electricity usage.

Commenting on the development, Keith Creel, President and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Pacific, said “at CP, we are sustainably driven and today’s announcement further exemplifies that.”

Creel added “we are taking advantage of our unique headquarters footprint in Calgary, just outside of the downtown core, to develop one of the largest private solar operations in the province. We look forward to seeing the project come on line in early 2021, and to having it featured as part of our beautiful, historic and expansive Calgary campus.”   

“We recognize the importance of sustainability and are excited about the future in this space,” Creel further said.

Creel added that “this innovative project will see us run our headquarters building on 100 percent locally produced renewable electricity, something not many companies can say.”

Recently, the company had released its first public statement on climate change, which acknowledges the effects of rising global temperatures and lays out the company’s commitment to ongoing efforts to mitigate the impacts.

Besides, the company’s recent announcement will provide free covered parking for employees and designated electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.

Earlier in 2013, the company had moved its headquarters, including its operations centre, from leased downtown office space in Calgary to the company-owned 101 hectare campus in Ogden.

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