Elmsley Solar

Developer: EDF EN Canada, Inc.
Owner: EDF EN Canada, Inc.
Operation & Maintenance: EDF Renewables
Power Purchaser: Ontario Power Authority
System Size: 24 MWp
Date of Operation: December 2010

The Elmsley Solar Project located near Lombardy in the Township of Rideau Lakes, comprises two 12 MWp sites. The sites were developed under the Government of Ontario’s Renewable Energy Standard Offer Program (RESOP), which encourages renewable energy production to help replace coal-fired generation.

The Elmsley Solar Project represents a different racking solution for EDF EN Canada, based on the company’s inaugural solar project in Arnprior, Ontario. The Elmsley sites are characterized by large deposits of surface rock, which required an innovative drilling and grouted pile solution.

Installation of the piles created a challenging construction scope. These challenges are important to understand–and overcome–because the site conditions reflect the typical circumstances that developers will encounter under the FIT program.

EDF Renewables provides on-site operations & maintenance services.

RESOURCES

Press Release: EDF EN Canada Inc. Commences Construction of 36 Megawatts of Solar PV in Ontario