Media advisory - The Honourable George Smitherman Minister of Energy and
Infrastructure to attend Arnprior Solar Project Dedication Ceremony and Site
Tour Oct. 15

OTTAWA, Oct. 8 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable George Smitherman, Ontario Minister of Energy and Infrastructure and Deputy Premier, will be the featured speaker at EDF EN Canada's dedication of the Arnprior Solar Project - by far Canada's largest solar PV site. The Minister will be joined by Mr. Tristan Grimbert, President and CEO of EDF EN Canada, and the President and CEO of all EDF EN North American companies.

Minister Smitherman will speak about Ontario's leadership in renewable energy policy, and answer media questions. After the formal program, the media will be invited to join Minister Smitherman as he takes a walking tour of the site and installs a solar PV panel.

The Arnprior Solar Project is a 23.4 MWdc PV installation being constructed on 200 acres of land on the western edge of the City of Ottawa. Once operational, The Arnprior Solar Project will use 313,000 PV panels to serve the peak electricity demands of about 7,000 households. It will approximately double the installed PV capacity of Canada.

    
    Event:     Arnprior Solar Project Dedication Ceremony and Site Tour

    Date:      Thursday, October 15, 2009

    Time:      10:30 am - Rain or shine

    Location:  3618 Galetta Side Rd, Ottawa, ON

    Speakers:  The Honourable George Smitherman,
               Minister of Energy and Infrastructure

               Mr. Tristan Grimbert,
               President and CEO, EDF EN Canada

    Snacks and refreshments will follow the program.

    10:30 a.m. Welcome and Project Overview: Jon Kieran, Country Manager, EDF
               EN Canada
    10:35 a.m. Mr. Tristan Grimbert, President and CEO, EDF EN Canada
    10:40 a.m. The Honourable George Smitherman, Minister of Energy and
               Infrastructure
    10:50 a.m. Adjourn to tour the Arnprior Solar Project site
    11:00 a.m. Mr. Smitherman and Mr. Grimbert install a solar PV panel
    11:15 a.m. Media interviews
    11:30-
    12:00 p.m. Refreshments
    

SOURCE EDF ENERGIES NOUVELLES

For further information: For further information: Sylvie Powell, MédiaLane Communications Inc., Tel & Cell.: (613) 290-1497, spowell@medialanecom.com

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