Calgary-based Enmax Energy Corporation will supply renewable energy to 11 federal government departments, four military bases, and Corrections Canada facilities under a five-year, $131-million contract unveiled March 17.
“It was only after I realized everyone was dressed in green that it seemed to be the perfect day to make this announcement,” Enmax President Gianna Manes said of the St. Patrick’s Day award.
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The contract is the first in a series, aimed at fulfilling the Canadian government’s promise to “run all its operations on renewable energy within a decade,” The Canadian Press reports.
“It will be very important here in Alberta,” said Calgary Centre MP and Associate Defence Minister Kent Hehr. “It is my understanding that this is the first contract in this regard involving the Department of National Defence and our operations,” in a province where “National Defence and Public Service and Procurement Canada account for roughly 75% of the greenhouse gases emitted by federal departments and agencies.”
Enmax has been supplying electricity to the federal government for the last decade, CP notes.