EDF EN Canada, a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, has signed two 20-year power purchase agreements (PPA) with Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) for a total of 22 MW (ac) of solar energy.
Selected by the IESO under the Large Renewable Procurement I Request for Proposal (LRP I RFP), these two renewable projects represent a partnership between EDF EN Canada and the Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn First Nation.
The Barlow Solar Energy Centre is situated on privately-owned land located within the Township of South Stormont and interconnected through the City of Cornwall. The project will have a nameplate capacity of 10 MWac.
The Pendleton Solar Energy Centre is situated on privately-owned land within the Township of Alfred and Plantagenet, and will have a nameplate capacity of 12 MWac. Together, the two projects are expected to create more than 150 jobs during construction.
Construction is planned for 2018, following the receipt of all required provincial and municipal approvals and permits. Commercial operation is expected by the end of 2018. EDF EN Canada Inc. will continue to engage with local communities, Aboriginal communities and other key stakeholders throughout the development process.
“These two projects represent a significant opportunity to build renewable energy for the Province in the host communities in partnership with the Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn,” said Vice President of Development EDF EN Canada Cory Basil.
“As stewards of the land for the next seven generations, the Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn are excited to form a partnership with EDF EN Canada for the development and generation of renewable energy,” said Chief Kirby Whiteduck of the Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn First Nation.
EDF EN Canada, a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, is a market leader in renewable energy, with more than 1,600 MW of wind and solar power facilities in service or under development. Headquartered in Toronto and Montreal, EDF EN Canada employs an integrated approach to project development covering all aspects from conception to commissioning through to generation and long term operations.