Hanna is a town in east-central Alberta with a population of less than 3,000. While a few enterprising homesteaders opened surface veins of Horsheshoe Canyon coal with pick-axes, it wasn’t until Sheerness coal-fired electricity generation plant became operational in 1986 that significant coal-mining began in the area. With the regulated phase-out of coal-fired electricity in Alberta by 2030, the future social and economic well-being of the town has been thrown into jeopardy. Attracting new businesses and supporting workers to transition their skills to new jobs to the town of Hanna is a priority for Mayor Chris Warwick. In this Solar Canada 2019 afternoon plenary, Mayor Warwick will discuss the impact that climate policy has had on his community and how one opportunity that could offset some of those impacts is the Hanna Solar Project, a 120 MW private/public partnership that will generate revenues for the Hanna Community Coal Transition Fund.