Large Renewable Procurement – meetings to attend

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The Ontario Power Authority will be hosting four regional community meetings to receive feedback and input on the LRP interim recommendations report and the development of the new large renewable energy competitive procurement.  The sessions will be held in the evenings from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the following dates and locations (presentation at 6:30 p.m.):

Date:  January 15, 2014
Location: The Retro Suites Hotel
Derby Banquet Room
2 King Street West, Chatham ON, N7M 1C6

Date:  January 20, 2014
Location:  The Radisson Hotel
Palladium Ballroom
85 Ste. Anne Road, Sudbury, ON, P3E 4S4

Date:  January 29, 2014
Location:  Mariposa Inn & Conference Centre
Hermitage Ballroom
400 Memorial Avenue, Orillia, ON, L3V 6J3

Date:  February 4, 2014
Location:  Strathcona Paper Centre
Lafarge Banquet Hall
16 McPherson Drive, Napanee, ON, K7R 3L1

As background, on June 12, 2013, the Minister of Energy directed the OPA to make changes to the FIT Program, including removing large projects (larger than 500kW) from the program and developing a new competitive procurement process. Read more

9 thoughts on “Large Renewable Procurement – meetings to attend

  1. “How much credit have you given Mr. Bentley?”

    Well, there’s the ~$1.2 Billion that he owes us for the
    ‘gas plants fiascos’…….

  2. For idiots!

    Laughs and Giggles – OPA style

    ‘[excerpt] Burlington, Sault Ste. Marie and South-West Oxford are recipients of this year’s Community Conservation Awards, which celebrate the leadership and innovation that municipalities across the province are demonstrating to support province-wide conservation goals.

    Now in its second year, the initiative is a collaborative effort led by the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) with the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) and the Electricity Distributors Association (EDA). The three winners received their awards at the Local Authority Services Symposium, organized by AMO.’

    Reminder: Talk to city councilor
    ‘[excerpt] Think your community has what it takes for 2014?
    Talk to your city councilor about energy conservation measures your community is undertaking and its energy plan and sign up to receive news on deadlines and application announcements for the
    2014 Community Conservation Awards.’

    Get Rid of the OPA

  3. That’s amazing: four meetings for the public of Ontario. In southern Ontario I guess anyone who is interested only has to drive up to 3 hours to attend. However, Sudbury is the furthest north or west in the province, so I guess nobody cares what they think in Kapuskasing or Thunder Bay or Kenora. Probably a 10 or 12 hour drive from Kenora to Sudbury. A long way to go just to be lied to.
    Why do they even bother to hold these meetings?

    • Very few people attend — not even the net based participation sees much action. Electrical energy delivery is way down the priority list of Ontarions…

  4. These LRP meetings are just another means of stringing rural Ontaians on and on.Letting people think the government is going to do something to halt the installation og IWTs.
    The banks insurance companies, pension funds,investment funds, etc. have taken big stakes in IWTs and they are not going to back down unless made to do so. These projects are still being touted as good investments by the financial press.
    The ERT charades are only a means used to get IWTs installed.
    These are the kinds of things that happen when bad or illegal laws get enacted.

  5. Take the high road: shame ’em — then name ’em

    ‘[excerpt] We’re not here to debate the wind industry – we’re here to destroy it.

    This is not a forum for ecofascists spruiking pious manifestos based on Green-Stalinism. No, this is a sanctuary where the people who have been tragically impacted by – or who are fighting the threat of – giant industrial wind turbines can speak openly and freely – and without fear of vilification or ridicule.

    Now its time to let your friends and neighbours in on the facts behind the greatest economic and environmental fraud of all time.’

  6. As previously communicated, the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) is holding four regional community engagement meetings in January and February to seek feedback on the development of the Large Renewable Procurement (LRP). In addition, we will also be hosting a webinar on January 22, 2014 for those who are unable to attend one of the regional meetings. The webinar will begin with a presentation and will be followed by a Question and Answer session where participants will be able to ask questions and provide feedback either by phone or on the web. The material discussed will be the same as presented at the regional community engagement meetings.
    Webinar Details:
    Date: January 22, 2014
    Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET)
    Toll-free telephone: 1-888-239-2037
    As background, on June 12, 2013, the Minister of Energy directed the OPA to make changes to the FIT Program, including removing large projects (larger than 500kW) from the program and developing a new competitive procurement process.
    The “Development of a New Large Renewable Procurement Process – Initial Engagement Feedback and Interim Recommendations” report was submitted to the Minister of Energy on August 30, 2013 and is available for review through the link below. The report summarizes the results of the OPA’s engagement and other research activities and provides the OPA’s interim recommendations.
    More recently, the Ministry of Energy released its Long-Term Energy Plan report, Achieving Balance, which provided further guidance on the LRP program, including its anticipated rollout in 2014.
    Subsequently, the OPA conducted a webinar on December 17, 2013 and is in the process of holding community meetings to review the interim recommendations report and discuss next steps in the engagement and procurement design processes.
    For further information about the Large Renewable Procurement, as well as an archive of the previous webinar and a list of the community meetings, please visit:

    We look forward to your continued participation in the development of the new procurement process.
    Ontario Power Authority

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