GDF SUEZ Canada and Partners Announce Start of Commercial Operation of 10 MW
Brockville Solar Project in Ontario
TORONTO, May 28, 2013 /CNW/ - GDF SUEZ Canada Inc. and its joint venture
partners Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and Fiera Axium Infrastructure today 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 clean, renewable energy for approximately 1,700 homes
GDF SUEZ Canada and partners Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and Fiera Axium Infrastructure
currently operate 362 MW of wind-powered generation facilities in the Canadian
Maritimes and Ontario, and have another 300 MW of wind generation projects
under construction in Ontario and British Columbia. The Brockville project is
the joint venture's first solar installation in Canada.
GDF SUEZ Canada's President Mike Crawley remarked, "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
The lead contractor responsible for engineering, construction, and performance
of the project was a joint venture of AMEC Americas Limited and Black &
McDonald Limited. The construction team consisted primarily of local laborers
GDF SUEZ Canada Inc. is part of GDF SUEZ Energy North America, Inc., which
manages a range of energy businesses in the United States, Mexico, and Canada,
including electricity generation and cogeneration, natural gas and liquefied
natural gas (LNG) distribution and sales, asset-based trading and origination,
and retail energy sales and related services to commercial and industrial
customers. GDF SUEZ Energy North America owns and/or operates cogeneration,
steam, and chilled water facilities, including those in construction,
representing a capacity of close to 13,000 MW of electricity generation, 3.5
million pounds per hour of steam, and 37,000 tons per hour of chilled water.
Renewable fuels—wind, hydro, biomass, and solar—power 28 of the facilities
in the portfolio. The company's natural gas assets include an LNG receiving
terminal just north of Boston, Massachusetts, and natural gas distribution
networks and pipelines in Mexico that serve nearly 400,000 customers. GDF SUEZ
Energy North America is a subsidiary of the international energy groups, GDF
SUEZ Energy International and GDF SUEZ. For more information, please visit
www.gdfsuezna.com and www.gdfsuez.com.
Julie Vitek, 713 636 1962, email@example.com, Dave Timm, 416 502 0993
SOURCE: GDF SUEZ Canada Inc.
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