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December 2, 2021

Grand Renewable Energy Solar PV Park, Canada

By Carmen

Grand Renewable Energy Solar PV Park is a 133.6MW solar PV power project. It is located in Ontario, Canada. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2012 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in March 2015.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Solar PV 133.6 133.6 Active Ontario, Canada Samsung Renewable Energy

Description

The project was developed by Samsung Renewable Energy. Connor Clark & Lunn Infrastructure, Samsung Renewable Energy and Six Nations of the Grand River Development are currently owning the project.

Grand Renewable Energy Solar PV Park is a ground-mounted solar project which is spread over an area of 325 hectares.

The project generates 170,000MWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 17,000 households, offsetting 162,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $525.3m.

Development Status

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The project construction commenced in 2012 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in March 2015.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Ontario Power Authority under a power purchase agreement for a period of 20 years. The contracted capacity is 100MW.

Contractors Involved

Canadian Solar Solutions was selected to render EPC services for the solar PV power project.

Canadian Solar was selected as the supplier of the PV modules for the project. The company installed 445,000 modules at the site.

SMA Solar Technology supplied 130 of its Sunny Central 800CP-US inverters to the project site.

SMA Canada is the O&M contractor for the solar PV power project.

About Samsung Renewable Energy

Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. (Samsung) is a subsidiary of Samsung C&T Corporation that generates wind and solar power. The company with government partnership generates 1,369 megawatts of clean power generation in Ontario. It creates clean renewable energy. Samsung has partnership with CS Wind, Siemens, Canadian Solar and SMA Solar to produce renewable energy components including wind towers and blades, and solar modules and inverters in four new manufacturing facilities in Ontario. The company’s wind and solar projects are belle river wind, armow, grand renewable wind and solar, south kent wind, windsor solar, southgate solar, kingston solar, and grand renewable wind and solar. Samsung is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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