GDF SUEZ Canada Inc. has announced that its 10 MW Brockville Solar project in Ontario has entered commercial operation under a 20-year power purchase agreement with the Ontario Power Authority.
The $50 million project, developed under Ontario's feed-in tariff (FIT) program, consists of 42,000 panels on approximately 80 acres. Mitsui & Co. Ltd. and Fiera Axium Infrastructure are GDF SUEZ's joint venture partners.
The Brockville project is the joint venture's first solar installation in Canada. It does have a number of wind-power generation facilities in operation and under development throughout Canada.
‘With Brockville, we are diversifying our technology base and entering a new and exciting business area," says GDF SUEZ Canada President Mike Crawley." 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.’
The Brockville project's lead contractor responsible for engineering, construction and performance was a joint venture of AMEC Americas Ltd. and Black & McDonald Ltd.