International Power Canada’s $50M solar project underway in Brockville, Ont.
July 11, 2012 by Andrew Snook
Sunnier days may be ahead for Brockville, Ont. residents, courtesy of International Power Canada (IPC).
The independent power generation company announced on July 6 that construction began at the Brockville Solar project in the Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley in Leeds County, Ont.
The project will create an installed capacity of 10 megawatts (MW), designed to serve almost 1,700 homes with operation starting in early 2013.
The project was developed under Ontario’s Feed-in Tariff (FIT) Program and is IPC’s first solar project.
The EPC contractor for the project is the AMEC Black & McDonald joint venture, with the solar modules being supplied by Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd.
Peter Calabrese, vice-president at Black & McDonald Limited stated that the site would employ approximately 80 workers during peak times this summer.
IPC currently operates 27 renewable facilities in North America – including solar, wind, biomass and conventional hydro energy facilities. In Canada, the company has five wind farms that generate 362 MW in the Maritimes and Ontario. An additional 300 MW of wind generation projects are currently under construction in Ontario and B.C.