Panasonic Eco Solutions Canada Inc. has signed a full Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contract with Petawawa Renewable Power Corporation, a developer of Ontario renewable energy projects based in Loretto, Ontario. The agreement retains Panasonic Eco Solutions Canada to build three 500 KWac / 600 kWdc ground-mounted projects in Ontario under the Ontario Power Authority (OPA)/ IESO Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) programs. Panasonic Eco Solutions expects to start construction from this summer.
Walter Buzzelli, Managing Director at Panasonic Eco Solutions Canada Inc., said, “These projects show the success of the renewable energy programs available in Ontario, and we are ready to start building on these projects.”
The FIT program was developed for the Province of Ontario to promote greater use of renewable energy sources, including on-shore wind, waterpower, renewable biomass, biogas, landfill gas and solar PV for electricity generating projects in Ontario. The three projects that Panasonic will be providing EPC services for stem from the FIT 3.0/3.5 program and are located at Port Carling, Ullswater and Seguin, in the heart of Ontario's Muskoka cottage country.
“We selected Panasonic because they have exhibited incredible flexibility, especially for a large international organization,” said Mark Bell, Executive Director at Petawawa Renewable Power Corporation. “Together, we can provide the best overall, project execution and long-term dependability for our site hosts, our aboriginal partners, and the municipal governments that have supported us. We can provide a bankable solution offering the quality you would expect from the leaders in the business.”
Petawawa’s wind and solar projects have won long-term energy supply contracts with the OPA. The company’s development portfolio totals over 56 MW of project opportunities in Ontario, including a 29 MW LRP opportunity and a portfolio of FIT4 projects.
Panasonic Eco Solutions Canada is currently engaged in a number of rooftop and ground-mounted projects in the province, including a recently completed 6 MWdc solar ground-mounted project in Coboconk, Ontario.
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