The 10 MW Brockville solar energy project in Ontario began commercial operations, according to Electric Light & Power/POWERGRID International magazine. The project is under a 20-year power purchase agreement with the Ontario Power Authority.
The project consists of 42,000 panels on about 80 acres of land, and has the capacity to generate renewable energy for about 1,700 homes in Ontario.
The $50 million project is developed under Ontario’s Feed-in Tariff (FIT) Program was led by GDF Suez Canada Inc. and its joint venture partners Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and Fiera Axium Infrastructure.
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.
This article was originally published on Electric Light & Power/POWERGRID International. It was republished with permission.