Energy & Power
GDF Suez gets to work on 10MW Brockville solar project
By Stephanie Lai
June 27, 2013 – GDF Suez Canada and its joint venture partners Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and Fiera Axium Infrastructure announced that the 10MW Brockville, Ont., solar project has entered commercial operation under a 20-year power purchase agreement with the Ontario Power Authority (OPA).
The $50 million project, developed under Ontario’s Feed-in Tariff (FIT) Program, consists of 42,000 panels on approximately 80 acres of land, and is estimated to generate renewable energy for about 1,700 homes in the province.
GDF Suez Canada and partners currently operate 362MW of wind-powered generation facilities in the Canadian Maritimes and Ontario, and have another 300MW of wind generation projects under construction in Ontario and British Columbia. The Brockville project is the joint venture’s first solar installation in Canada.
“With Brockville, we are diversifying our technology base and entering a new and exciting business area. We are proud to be providing another form of clean, renewable energy to the province and hope this will be the first of many solar projects in our portfolio,” said GDF Suez Canada’s president Mike Crawley.