Canada’s Ontario Power Authority has awarded contracts for 184 large-scale renewable energy projects that will generate a total of about 2,500MW of power.

The contracts include 76 ground-mounted solar photovoltaic projects, 47 on-shore wind and 46 waterpower projects along with seven biogas, two biomass, four landfill gas, one roof top solar and one offshore wind project.

Approved under the province’s feed-in-tariff (FIT) schemes, the projects are designed to help Ontario’s strategy to address climate change by eliminating dirty coal-fired generation by the end of 2014.

The FIT programme also requires technologies and services involved in the project to be sourced from the province.

The power authority ensures sustainable supply for Ontario through planning, leading and co-ordinating conservation initiatives and securing development of generation resources.