EDF EN Canada Inc., a unit of EDF Energies Nouvelles, signed two 20-year power purchase agreements with Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator for a total of 22 MW of solar energy. Selected by the IESO under the Large Renewable Procurement I Request for Proposal, these two renewable energy 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 MW.
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 MW. 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.
The Romney Wind Energy Centre is situated on more than 10,000 acres of privately-owned land in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent and the Town of Lakeshore. Comprised of up to 20 wind turbines, the project is estimated to create local benefits of about $3.6 million over the lifetime of the project in community initiatives and property taxes and will create around 200 jobs during the construction phase.
Construction of the project is planned to begin in Summer 2018, following the receipt of all required provincial and municipal permits; commercial operation is expected in 2019. EDF EN Canada Inc. will continue to engage locally with the community, First Nations and other key stakeholders throughout the development process.