Ontario, Canada to add more than 3,
Ontario’sIndependent Electricity System Operator (IESO) announced that 3,200 megawatts of renewable energy will be added to the provinces power grid over the next 18 months. While the province leads Canada in solar capacity, this period will mark the first two grid-connected solar projects. By August 2014, the IESO said total wind and solar generation connected to the province’s transmission and distribution systems is expected to reach about 6,800 MW and provide about 14.7 TWh of annual energy. By August 2014, the IESO said total wind and solar generation connected to the province’s transmission and distribution systems is expected to reach about 6,800 MW and provide about 14.7 TWh of annual energy. The IESO expects the use of electricity from the grid will decline by 0.6 per cent in 2013 as consumers participate in more conservation programs and install generation capacity at their homes and workplaces.
“Integrating renewable resources into Ontario’s changing supply mix has been a learning process for both us and the renewable generators. Everything we’ve learned will be applied in the coming months as wind and solar gain even more prominence on the grid.”
- Bruce Campbell, Vice President of Resource Integration, IESO
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