GDF SUEZ Canada starts operation of Brockville solar project

The $50 million project has the capacity to power 1,700 homes in Ontario.

May 28, 2013

TORONTO – GDF SUEZ Canada Inc. and its joint venture partners Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and Fiera Axium Infrastructure have announced that the 10 MW Brockville Solar project in the Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley, Leeds County, 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 of land, and has the capacity to generate renewable energy for approximately 1,700 homes in Ontario.

GDF SUEZ Canada and partners currently operate 362 mega watts of wind-powered generation facilities in the Canadian Maritimes and Ontario, and have another 300 mega watts of wind generation projects under construction in Ontario and BC. The Brockville project is the joint venture’s first solar installation in Canada.

GDF SUEZ Canada Inc. is part of GDF SUEZ Energy North America, Inc., which manages a range of energy businesses in the US, Mexico, and Canada, including electricity generation and cogeneration, natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) distribution and sales. The company owns and/or operates cogeneration, steam, and chilled water facilities, including those in construction, representing a capacity of close to 13,000 mega watts of electricity generation, 3.5 million pounds per hour of steam, and 37,000 tons per hour of chilled water.