This was played up ten or so years ago when they were increasing the capacity of the PR port. The strategic reason at the time was that the Port of Vancouver would eventually be at capacity. Would be exciting if this resulted in more business in PR.If the Port of Vancouver is truly running out of capacity, I wonder if Prince Rupert can step up and take over. That would be great for Edmonton, as we are connected to PR via the CN mainline, which would definitely help attract more logistics business.
Population data for Edmonton is old. The official StatsCan census population for 2016 was 1,321,426. StatsCan estimated that for 2020 it was 1,468,926. The whole methodology is a bit of a scam - good grief they look at Trip Advisor reviews and can help you improve your position if you pay them. https://www.bestcities.org/get-the-scorecard/
I'm a bit dissapointed that it'll just be for internal use, but at the same time it will go a long ways in helping to increase the economies of scale for solar power locally, and also expose more people here to solar power as a power source which can succeed locally, so I'm still very happy with this.
Massive new solar farm to power Edmonton Shell refinery in effort to decarbonize operationsMassive new solar farm will provide about 20 per cent of the electricity needed to power Shell Canada’s Scotford refinery complexwww.theglobeandmail.com
$100 million investment - not too shabby. Take note of the statement that Edmonton region is very well positioned for solar resources.