Pattern Energy Group (Pattern Energy) closed the previously announced acquisition of a one-third interest in the 270-MW K2 Wind Power Facility in Ontario from Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development). Pattern Energy will hold a 33% equity interest in the facility, which is equally co-owned by Samsung Renewable Energy and Capital Power.
As deployments take hold, real-world challenges abound.
Pattern Energy Group (Pattern Development) entered into a joint venture partnership with Henvey Inlet First Nation to jointly develop, own and operate the 300-MW Henvey Inlet Wind project to be built in Parry Sound District, Ontario. Pattern Development will own a 50% joint venture interest in the 300-MW project, which has a 20-year PPA with the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) for 100% of its expected production.
Renewable Energy Systems Canada (RES Canada) was selected to construct a 10-MW solar PV facility, GoldLight Solar, for Canadian Solar Solutions. Located in Georgina, Ontario in the Regional Municipality of York, construction of GoldLight Solar will begin in summer 2014 with the facility expected to be fully operational by the end of the year. Once completed, the project will provide electricity to the Ontario Power Authority under a 20-year feed-in-tariff (FIT) contract.
Canadian Solar Solutions completed the sale of Good Light, a 10-MW solar power plant located in the town of Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada, valued at over $60.3 million (USD) to a BluEarth Renewables subsidiary. This is the second of four planned solar projects being acquired by BluEarth from Canadian Solar, totaling 38.5 MW AC.
Time-varying rates from the get-go – not just by opt-in.
NextEra Energy Partners’ Bluewater Wind Energy Center in Huron County, Ontario has begun commercial operation. The project is comprised of 37 turbines and capable of generating up to 60-MW of electricity. The Bluewater Wind Energy Center is owned by Bluewater Wind, LP, an indirect subsidiary of NextEra Energy Canada Partners Holdings.
Canadian Solar completed the first diesel hybrid PV system in the remote microgrids in northern Ontario, Canada. The 152kW rooftop solar array on the Deer Lake First Nation Elementary School is the first project under the strategic partnership with NCC Development (NCC), a First Nation renewable energy management company. NCC uses renewable energy (RE) microgrid solutions to assist the energy needs of off-grid First Nations and remote communities.