GDF SUEZ Canada and Partners Announce Start of Commercial Operation of 10 MW Brockville Solar Project in Ontario

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 
in Ontario. 
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 
and electricians. 
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 and 
Julie Vitek, 713 636 1962,, Dave Timm, 416 502 0993 
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