Watch: RenuWell Timelapse video as we turn rust into green
In Spring 2023, RenuWell Energy Solutions and Iron & Earth flipped the switch on two pilot projects in the Municipal District of Taber to turn rust into green.
Partially funded by the Government of Alberta through the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre and Alberta Innovates, the pilot projects demonstrate an innovative approach to solar power development.
Abandoned well sites are scattered throughout oil rich Alberta - in fact 37% of all oil and gas wells in the province are considered abandoned by the Alberta Energy Regulator. Many of these wells cannot be reclaimed as productive agricultural land despite the best intentions of well owners or operators. Using existing infrastructure solar power production can bring new life to old well site.
RenuWell has the potential to cut the remediation costs for abandoned oil and gas wells, as well as protect valuable agricultural land in Southern Alberta.
Learn more about the RenuWell approach while watching the timelapse video as the Fincastle pilot project comes to life.
Iron & Earth is committed to partnering with Indigenous workers to empower their communities to become self-sufficient in training programs, clean energy transition projects, and employment opportunities to combat environmental racism.
It falls to all of us to continue the work of healing and reconciliation in our communities and our organizations. Our relationship with the land and the people who live here shapes who we are. It is in the spirit of reconciliation and honouring the past that we recognize treaties and agreements wherever they are and wherever we work.
We also acknowledge all peoples who live, work, and play on this land, and who honour and celebrate this territory.
As individuals and teams we may make mistakes along the way, but we are dedicated to growth, openness, compassion, and forgiveness. These principles in our work are essential to building successful and healthy relationships with individuals, communities, organizations, and governments.
We look forward to building a path to lead us to a better relationship with Indigenous nations and the environment around us based on peace, friendship, and respect.