EDF EN Canada, a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, has signed two 20-year PPAs with Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) for two solar projects, totaling 22MW, and one wind project, 60MW.
The PPA-secured projects were selected by IESO under the Large Renewable Procurement I Request for Proposal (LRP I RFP), representing a partnership between EDF EN Canada and the Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn First Nation as well as the Aamjiwnaang First Nation, respectively regarding the solar and wind projects.
The Barlow Solar Energy Centre is one of the two solar projects covered by the PPAs. It is situated on a 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 other solar project is the 12MWac Pendleton Solar Energy Centre, situating on privately-owned land within the Township of Alfred and Plantagenet. Both projects’ constructions are planned to be started in 2018 and ommercial operations are expected by the end of 2018.
The 60MWac wind project, 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. The project is comprised of 20 wind turbines (3MW for each) and the construction is planned for 2018 and the commercial operating is scheduled for 2019.
All the three projects will be start construction after EDF EN Canada gets the receipt of all required provincial and municipal permits. During the constructions, the three projects will create up to 400 jobs.