Toronto, ON—June 3, 2009—EDF EN Canada - an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company, today announced 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."
EDF EN Canada - an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company, is a market leader in renewable energy development, with an integrated approach that covers every aspect of project origination and implementation through to electricity generation, operations and maintenance. EDF EN entered the Canadian market in 2008, and offers financial strength, technical innovation and an unmatched commitment to customer service. EDF EN Canada also draws on the market leadership of enXco, EDF EN's American affiliate. With more than 3,000 MW of renewable energy projects in service or under construction, EDF EN is at the forefront of renewable energy development. Learn more at www.edf‐energies‐nouvelles.com