By-Election Results

Congratulations to Doug Fraser, elected to Carmangay Council.

The vote results were:

Sue Dahl 33 votes

Doug Fraser 57 votes

Maureen Travers 11 votes

Thanks to those that ran and all who voted.

Village of Carmangay Becomes Electrically Net Zero for Municipal Infrastructure

Village of Carmangay Becomes Electrically Net Zero for Municipal Infrastructure

The Village of Carmangay, in partnership with Municipal Climate Change Action Centre, Federal Gas Tax Fund and Alberta Municipal Sustainability Initiative, has taken a major step forward in progressing as an environmentally and financially sustainable municipality. Mayor Stacey Hovde added “Carmangay is fortunate to be able to leverage an MCCAC grant to make our Village greener and a viable destination for new business.”

The project creates 145.9 kW of DC power or 213,765 kilowatt hours per year that is then converted to AC power that goes back into the electrical grid. The green energy produced, more than offsets all of the electricity currently used by the Village for its buildings and infrastructure. The additional electricity created will provide power for the upcoming electric car charging station that will be free to those that would like to visit Carmangay and enjoy the new restaurant, library and other amenities.

The total cost of the project was $380,000. The project was funded in part by the Alberta Municipal Solar Program offered by the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre, a partnership of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association, Rural Municipalities of Alberta and the Government of Alberta. The balance of funding was provided by an Alberta Municipal Sustainability Initiative grant as well as the Federal Gas Tax Fund grant.

The vendor chosen to complete the project was 3B Energy from Lethbridge, AB. There are 384 solar panels mounted two high on three rows of racks. The solar panels have a 25-year warranty and even in the winter the panels will produce a significant amount of electricity..

The system is expected to produce an annual savings of $13,403, based on 2019 electricity prices. The Municipal Climate Change Action Centre grant made the project viable and reduced the payback period to between 14 and 15 years against the 25-year lifecycle of the solar farm.  The payback timeframe will be reduced further when electricity rates climb.

The Village of Carmangay is a great choice for business owners and those wishing to enjoy the natural beauty, green energy, and growing list of amenities.

 

“The Carmangay project is a fantastic example demonstrating how, regardless of size, communities can leverage the power of the sun to reduce operating costs and greenhouse gas emissions. The Action Centre is proud to support projects in small and large communities. We look forward to seeing the savings come to fruition.” Trina Innes, Executive Director, Municipal Climate Change Action Centre

 

 

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Byelection Date and Time

BYELECTION INFORMATION
This is your chance to vote for the vacant Village of Carmangay Council seat on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at the Carmangay Senior Citizen Club between 10:00am and 8:00pm. You must be a citizen of the Village of Carmangay and bring 1 piece of ID with you.
To keep election staff safe the following requirements will be in place.
-Only 1 person at a time will be allowed in the building.
-Those waiting to vote will be required to wait at the front of the building to allow for safe entrance and exit out of the side entrance of the building of those voting.
-a mask will be required (there will be some available for those that don’t have one).
-each person will be provided a pen which they can take home to minimize possible transfer of the virus.
-hand sanitizer will be provided and the voting booth will be wiped down between uses.
A copy of this will be mailed with the candidates biographies today to Carmangay households.
The candidates in alphabetical order are:
Sue Dahl
Doug Fraser
Maureen Travers
Please come out and vote!