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RBC, Shopify to Buy Power From Berkshire’s Canadian Wind Project

  • Firms to make annual purchases from Rattlesnake Ridge
  • Agreement advances RBC’s move to 100% renewable-energy supply


Photographer: Cole Burston/Bloomberg

Royal Bank of Canada, Shopify Inc. and Bullfrog Power Inc. have agreed to buy a combined 90,000 megawatt-hours of energy a year from a Berkshire Hathaway Inc. wind farm in Canada.

The firms are purchasing the power from Berkshire Hathaway Energy Canada’s 130-megawatt Rattlesnake Ridge Wind Power Project in southeast Alberta, according to a release Wednesday. The project, consisting of 26 wind turbines, is expected to be operating by May.