Arnprior solar project moves ahead

ARNPRIOR, ONTARIO - EDF EN Canada – an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company, announced the start of construction of 23.4 megawatts (DC) of solar photovoltaic (PV) power southeast of Arnprior, Ontario.

Consisting of more than 300,000 solar panels, the site will generate clean electricity for nearly 7,000 homes during peak times when the province’s power demand is high.

The Arnprior Solar Project is being developed as two installations under the Government of Ontario’s Standard Offer Program, which encourages renewable energy production to help replace coal-fired generation.

The electricity produced will provide local electricity service via connections to the Hydro One distribution grid.

“With the launch of our project efforts in Arnprior, EDF EN Canada is proud to be a pioneering investor in Ontario’s solar energy market,” said Al Kurzenhauser, vice president of EDF EN Canada. “At a time when environmental responsibility and job creation have become critical public policy goals, we are utilizing the unique endowment of eastern Ontario’s people and sunshine to make a long-term commitment to clean and green energy."


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