RES Canada Announces Completion of Ontario’s First Large-Scale Solar FIT Project
CALGARY, Alberta and MONTREAL, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Renewable Energy Systems Canada Inc. (RES Canada), a leader in the development and construction of renewable energy projects in Canada, is pleased to announce the completion of SunE Rutley, Ontario’s first large-scale solar Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) project. Ontario’s FIT programme was established in 2006 by the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) to stimulate investment in renewable energy projects in the province.
Located in Ingleside, Ontario, Rutley Solar is a 10 megawatt (MW) project developed by SunEdison Canada. The project is comprised of 40,436 solar panels covering approximately 100 acres. Electricity produced by SunE Rutley will feed into the Hydro One Network (HONI).
“RES Canada is proud to have constructed Ontario’s first large-scale solar FIT project,” said Peter Clibbon, Vice President of RES Canada. “Rutley Solar demonstrates RES Canada’s robust construction capabilities, and puts a spotlight on the significant knowledge and expertise we offer to our clients.”
Construction of SunE Rutley began in August 2011 and was completed in early March 2012. Despite the significant challenges of winter construction, RES Canada successfully completed the project on schedule.
“SunEdison is proud to deliver the first utility-scale PV project under the FIT program and proud of the work accomplished with RES Canada,” stated Michael Dilworth, General Manager, SunEdison Canada. “Together along with the OPA, we are changing the way people think about renewable energy by creating sustainable jobs, stimulating local economies and by providing clean affordable solar energy solutions to the citizens of Ontario.”
A case study on SunE Rutley is available on the company’s website here.
About RES Canada and RES Americas:
Renewable Energy Systems Canada Inc. (RES Canada) was founded in 2003 and is based in Montreal, Quebec. RES Canada is active with development and construction services across Canada. RES Canada recently completed build-out of two 99MW wind projects in Ontario; the Talbot Wind Project, near Chatham, Ontario, in December 2010 and the Greenwich Wind Project, near Thunder Bay, in December 2011. RES Canada is currently building the 149.4 MW Halkirk Wind Project, the largest project ever constructed in Alberta. RES Canada offers a full suite of development and construction services for wind, solar, and transmission projects. RES Canada is part of the RES Group, a leading international renewable energy developer, and is an affiliate of RES Americas.
Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. is a fully-integrated renewable energy company that develops, constructs, owns, and/or operates projects across North America. The company employs more than 300 full-time professionals working throughout North America, has constructed or has under construction more than 5,700 MW of renewable energy, and offers a full suite of development and construction services for wind, solar, and transmission projects. RES Americas’ corporate office is located in Broomfield, CO with regional offices located in Austin, TX; Portland, OR; Minneapolis, MN. RES Americas is part of the RES Group, a leading international renewable energy developer.
For more information, please visit www.res-americas.com.
SOURCE RES Canada