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GDF SUEZ Canada Inc. has announced that the 10 MW Beckwith Solar Project in Ontario has entered commercial operation under a 20-year power purchase agreement with the Ontario Power Authority. GDF SUEZ Canada is part of GDF SUEZ Energy North America Inc., which manages a range of energy businesses in the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

GDF says the $50 million project is located about 50 kilometers from Ottawa and consists of 44,000 solar panels on approximately 80 acres of land. The company notes that the project was developed under Ontario's feed-in tariff program.

The lead contractor responsible for engineering, construction and performance of the project was a joint venture between AMEC and Black & McDonald, GDF notes.

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