Project Progress

Green Timiskaming Development Co-operative and our partners, Soventix and Endura Energy,  received Feed in Tariff contract offers from the Ontario Power Authority (now part of the Independant Electricity System Operator) and are now in the development phase of the ten solar projects. 

Earlton Arena Project

The Earlton Arena Project has received a grant of $20,000 towards the solar installation planned for the roof from Bullfrog Power.  This is an important contribution to making the project viable as the FIT 3 rates for rooftops are quite low.  Additionally, the layout of the roof means the production numbers will be lower than ideal. Green Timiskaming's developer partners, Soventix and EEDI are attempting to secure a source of panels left over from another solar portfolio as a way of further cutting costs on the project.  The project will proceed late this fall (2015) should the acquisition of those panels be successful.

Solar Gardens

The Solar Garden projects have been delayed due to an increase in connection costs.  The Co-operative and our partners are working towards a solution.  The projects don't have to be built until 2017.  This gives the partnership some time to consider possible solutions to the increased costs.  In the meantime, further sales of Northern Solar Bonds have been suspended to avoid accruing additional interest charges.  We are optomistic that a solution can be found - in particular there are some exciting new technologies that reduce the cost of solar installations.  We will provide updates from time to time as they become available.

Project Locations

PROJECT NAME

TYPE

KWP

MUNICIPALITY

GT CH16

Ground-mount

600

Chamberlain

GT CH3

Ground-mount

600

Chamberlain

GT CH13

Ground-mount

600

Chamberlain

GT CH2

Ground-mount

600

Chamberlain

GT CH9

Ground-mount

600

Chamberlain

GT CH14

Ground-mount

600

Chamberlain

GT CH4

Ground-mount

600

Chamberlain

GT CH7

Ground-mount

600

Chamberlain

GT CH8

Ground-mount

600

Chamberlain

GT AR2 - ARENA

Rooftop

220

Earlton

 

 

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