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Nanticoke Solar Farm

From coal to solar

  • 44 MW

  • Nanticoke, Ontario

    Nanticoke, Ontario

Developing green energy infrastructure on a brownfield power-generating site has a satisfying symmetry.

The Government of Ontario had committed to phasing out all of Ontario’s coal plants in favor of cleaner sources of energy. After the Nanticoke Generating Station was decommissioned, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) won a competitive contract to build a 44-megawatt AC solar farm in two locations—a repurposed coal storage area beside the Nanticoke plant and a neighboring field of land east of the former coal yard site.

Our job was to provide civil land development across the project as well as electrical photovoltaic system design. That included AC and DC cabling, trenching, and layouts. Additional services included electrical studies, some site investigation to identify buried gas wells, and geotechnical review of rubble from the decommissioned site (for construction materials). The challenge, though, was to make sure that proper site drainage didn’t wash any residual coal dust into Lake Erie.

Now complete and in service, the Nanticoke Solar Facility is providing green energy for Ontario communities. 

At a Glance

Offices
Meet Our Team

Jose Walsh Duarte, Sub-Sector Lead, Solar

Solar photovoltaics is an environmentally friendly, elegant technology that can provide healthy energy for life.

Peter Bright, Principal, Regional Sub-Sector Leader, Solar (Canada & Australia)

Outgoing, versatile, and energetic project management style maximizes efficiency, delivery, and quality.
Peter Bright Principal, Regional Sub-Sector Leader, Solar (Canada & Australia) Read More

Jose Walsh Duarte

Sub-Sector Lead, Solar

Peter Bright

Principal, Regional Sub-Sector Leader, Solar (Canada & Australia)

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