OPG completed 44 MW solar facility
Post date: 03/04/2019 - 19:53
Canadian developer Ontario Power Generation (OPG), in partnership with the Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, has completed the 44 MW solar facility at the former Nanticoke Generating Station site. In 2016, the Independent Electricity System Operator awarded a contract to OPG and its partners to build Nanticoke Solar. PCL Construction was awarded the construction contract. It was also awarded the supply contract for the PV solar panels and racking system.
Located near Port Dover on the shores of Lake Erie, the former Nanticoke Generating Station was first brought into service in 1972 and stopped using coal as fuel in 2013, having served Ontario for more than 40 years. In 2014 Ontario became the first jurisdiction in North America to eliminate coal as a source of electricity production. Demolition of the Station’s powerhouse is scheduled for September 2019 and will be followed by site restoration in 2020.