What was once an agricultural field and a coal-burning facility on the shores of Lake Erie is now a solar electricity generating station. Ontario Power Generation partnered with the Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation and the Mississauga’s of the Credit First Nation to bring the communities their first 66 megawatt solar facility and a long-term revenue stream. The station is a part of the Ontario government’s future-thinking plan to phase out the province’s coal plants in favor of cleaner sources of energy.
Due to the land’s history, proper drainage during construction was imperative to prevent residual coal dust from washing into the lake, and we ensured all subcontractors followed set plans. Now, wildlife including deer and snapping turtles are once again thriving on the restored land.