SkyPower and SunEdison Canada LLC Win 9.12-MW Solar Project

In their first Standard Offer Contract awarded by the Ontario Power Authority, SkyPower Corp. and SunEdison Canada LLC will proceed jointly with a 9.12-megawatt (MW) solar park to meet the needs of Norfolk County in South-Central Ontario.

A 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for the solar park was awarded to SkyPower Corp. and SunEdison Canada under the Ontario Power Authority’s Standard Offer Program. Under the PPA, SkyPower and SunEdison Canada will own, build and maintain the solar park. The joint venture will interconnect with local utility Norfolk Power, and will generate enough renewable energy to displace carbon emissions that would have otherwise been produced by non-renewable power generation in Ontario. “This award allows Norfolk Power to meet customers’ increasing energy demands with green power. At 9.12 megawatts, this solar park could be the model for how traditional utilities can deploy clean solar energy,” said Kerry Adler, President and CEO of SkyPower Corp. “This is the first of the targeted 50 megawatt deployments from SkyPower and SunEdison Canada that will be spread across the province.” Construction on the solar park is currently scheduled to begin in fall 2007. The project is scheduled to be operational and delivering clean renewable power to the Ontario grid by early 2008. “The Ontario Power Authority is clearly committed to providing clean energy for its customers,” said Jigar Shah, CEO of SunEdison Canada. “Ontario has become a leader in creating policies and solutions that meet the growing energy needs of its businesses and citizens.”
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