May 17, 2020

EDF EN Canada Inc: To develop 36MW Canada solar project

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EDF EN Canada Inc
EDF EN Canada Inc., a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles Company, is due to begin construction of three solar photovoltaic projects. Located near...

EDF EN Canada Inc., a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles Company, is due to begin construction of three solar photovoltaic projects. Located near Lombardy on the Township of Rideau Lakes, the Elmsley Solar Project will consist of two sites, generating a total of 12 MW of power each. The third site, the St. Isidore Project, located near the town of St. Isidore in the Municipality of the Nation will generate an additional 12 MW of power. The Elmsley Solar Project will utilize panels by Suntech; and the St. Isidore Project will use panels by First Solar.

All three projects are being developed by The Government of Ontario Renewable Energy Standard Offer Program, in an effort to encourage renewable energy production. The projects are expected to generate enough combined clean electricity to power approximately 10,500 homes. Additionally, the design, engineering and construction process of the projects will bring about around 350 jobs in the areas. Local electricity will be supplied from the project sites via connections to the Hydro One distribution grid by the end of 2010.

Jon Kieran, Director of Solar Development for EDF EN Canada, stated, “We are pleased to launch the construction phase of these valuable projects. Once again, EDF EN Canada is applying its resources and expertise to help Ontario achieve renewable energy goals. These projects follow on the success of the Arnprior Solar Project in Ottawa, which went into service in 2009. When all five RESOP sites are completed we will have contributed about 60 MW(dc) of solar energy to the distribution grid. We look forward to a successful partnership with White Construction Canada Corp, our general contractor, to bring these projects to completion.”


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Apr 20, 2021

Amazon's renewable energy projects surpass 200 milestone

Dominic Ellis
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Nine new projects announced today takes Amazon's renewables portfolio beyond 200 projects

Amazon claims it is now Europe's largest corporate buyer of renewable energy as its projects surpassed 200 globally.

Broken down, it has 136 solar rooftops on facilities and stores and 71 utility-scale wind and solar projects, nine of which were announced today covering the US, Canada, Spain, Sweden and UK. They include:

First solar project paired with energy storage Based in California’s Imperial Valley, Amazon’s first solar project paired with energy storage allows the company to align solar generation with the greatest demand. The project generates 100MW of solar energy, and includes 70MW storage.

First renewable project in Canada An 80 MW solar project in the County of Newell in Alberta. Once complete, it will produce over 195,000MWh of renewable energy to the grid.

Largest corporate renewable energy project in the UK Amazon’s newest project in the UK is a 350MW wind farm off the coast of Scotland and is Amazon’s largest in the country. It is also the largest corporate renewable energy deal announced by any company in the UK to date.

New projects in the US Amazon’s first renewable energy project in Oklahoma is a 118 MW wind project located in Murray County. Amazon is also building new solar projects in Ohio’s Allen, Auglaize, and Licking counties. Together, these Ohio projects will account for more than 400MW of new energy procurement in the state.

Additional investments in Spain and Sweden In Spain, Amazon’s newest solar projects are located in Extremadura and Andalucia, and together add more than 170 MW to the grid. Amazon’s newest project in Sweden is a 258 MW onshore wind project located in Northern Sweden.

It now has more than 2.5 GW of renewable energy capacity, enough to power more than two million European homes a year, and aims to power all its activities with renewables by 2025 and net zero by 2040.

Amazon and Global Optimism co-founded The Climate Pledge in 2019, a commit ment to reach the Paris Agreement 10 years early and be net-zero carbon by 2040. The pledge now has 53 signatories, including IBM, Unilever, Verizon, Siemens, Microsoft, and Best Buy.

A map of all of Amazon’s renewable energy projects around the world can be found here.

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