Hydropower, Solar

EDF Commissions 23.4-MW Arnprior Solar Plant

EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN) Canada, the Canadian subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles has commissioned the 23.4-megawatt (MW0 Arnprior Solar plant in Ontario, Canada. This project is the first major solar installation undertaken by EDFEN in Canada.

The ground mount solar plant consists of more than 300,000 thin-film solar panels, provided by manufacturer First Solar. The electricity generated will provide local electricity service via the Hydro One distribution grid. EDF Energies Nouvelles activity in Canada is part of the Group’s strategy to expand its photovoltaic business in Europe and in North America.

This facility has been developed on two adjacent properties as part of the Ontario’s Renewable Energy Standard Offer Program, and benefit from a feed-in tariff for twenty years.