Min of Energy grants millions of tax dollars for so called ‘community’ projects

Pigs_TroughHey, who would of known that this was yet another way for the Ontario Liberals to spend your money…grants, grants, grants for community (yeah, right) solar and wind!!
Some notable winners!
$200,000 Rankin Construction & IPC, Loeffen Farms
$200,000 Wainfleet Wind Energy Inc. – Rankin & IPC, Loeffen Farms
$200,000 Eirin Wind Farm MK Ince – this includes the Davis-Dagg/Wouters project in Plympton Wyoming – fishy as supposedly this project sold out to Suncor.
$60,000 Roubos Wind Farm – MK Ince involvement
$75,000 River Canard Energy 
$194,300 Willow Creek Wind Project – no info available
$169,900 Majestic Wind Farm – Leader Resources (Chuck Edey)

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The Community Energy Partnerships Program (CEPP) is a grant program to support community power in Ontario. We assist community power projects through funding support of up to $500,000. Funding opportunities for renewable energy education projects are also available to assist not-for-profit, charitable and co-operative organizations in Ontario.

Background
In the fall of 2009, the Ontario Minister of Energy and Infrastructure directed the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) to establish the Community Energy Partnerships Program to facilitate the participation of Ontario communities in the development of renewable energy generation facilities; in particular to assist communities in paying for some of the soft costs associated with the development of renewable energy projects. The most recent direction, issued by the Minister of Energy on November 23, 2012 directs the OPA to provide limited funding support for projects that are not yet subject to a FIT Contract.

Governance
The directing body of the CEPP is the Review Committee, which consists of seven members and a Fairness Monitor. Review Committee members are leaders in their field with expertise in the renewable energy market, finance, project development, and senior management. The Fairness Monitor observes the meetings of the Review Committee, is privy to all the same information, and ensures that a fair process is followed for all decisions, that the evaluation criteria are adhered to, and that applications are reviewed and evaluated in a reasonable time.

Project Grants Awarded
The Community Energy Partnerships Program has awarded 155 project grants representing over 93 MW of new, community-owned renewable energy projects.

Project Name Grant Amount
Fed Sol 50,000
Port Dover Farms 30,000
Poulettes Skye Pullets 27,000
Longhurst 16,200
Lindsay A Solar Farm 5,637
Lindsay B Solar Farm   5,637   
Seagrave 1 Solar Farm   5,637   
Pine Point Solar Farm   5,429   
Burlington Renewable Energy Project 75,000
PEC Biomass 181,530
Domville 101-1 26,450
HAF Wind Energy Project 200,000
Whitwell Solar Project 34,375
Walnut Grove System 200KW 38,770
Wainfleet Wind Energy Inc. 200,000
Herron Mills Dam Reconstruction 144,900
The Monastery of Mount Carmel Solar PV Farm 43,650
The Monastery of Mount Carmel Solar PV Rooftop Project 22,725
Tufford Road Project 18,450
Moote Road Project 17,100
393 South Cayuga Road 24,300
St. Isidore Community Wind 200,000
Fedsol G2 20,400
Boys & Girls Club of London Roof Top Solar Farm 74,950
Latchford Community Power Project 200,000
Headwaters Renewable Energy Project 75,000
Veurink Solar Farm 11,700
Longhurst Solar Project G2 18,900
620 South Cayuga (Brian Ricker Farms) 38,340
BRC Building Rooftop PV 64,080
A & T Energy Solar Farm Harty G2 200,000
ISPA Building Rooftop PV 75,000
All Weather Farming Inc. Barn Project 45,000
Port Dover G2 39,150
RK Strome 22,037
Zwiep Spiece Road 25,605
Lot 15 Teeswater 21,884
Lot 14 Teeswater 21,884
Lot 13 Teeswater 21,884
South Coast Solar 45,000
SMGH Rooftop Solar PV Project 74,795
FCHS Rooftop Solar PV Project 74,795
30 Pinewood Drive 20,775
Sun Parlour Rooftop Solar Project 38,070
St. Agatha Wind Power Project 166,710
Queen Street Solar Co-operative Corporation 27,000
Eirin Wind Farm 200,000
Jans Solar Farm 23,906
6606 Rainham Road 56,700
Owens Solar G2 58,500
Prestige Furniture Solar Rooftop 42,225
533 Imperial Rooftop Solar Project  48,000
536 Imperial Rooftop Solar Project 48,000
644 Imperial Rooftop Solar Project 75,000
265 Massey Rooftop Solar Project 75,000
MacNeil Solar  32,625
Soltas Farms  48,500
Carbon Control Systems Biogas 24,750
Minniehill Wind Farm  75,000
Kinghaven Solarworks 20,876
Solarshare Bus 165,000
Toronto Zoo Biogas 115,476
Hall’s Pond Solar Co-operative  200,000
7017 Rainham Road 56,700
Burnham Equine Arena  30,800
Harbourfront Centre  36,540
91 Concession 5 Waterdown 52,485
3450 Landmark Rooftop Solar Project  57,600
117 Concession 5 Waterdown 52,485
Immanuel Christian School Solar Project 35,550
Alexandria Store Solar Rooftop 16,966
Homesun 54,000
Peter Hillen Solar 1 36,536
Aalbers Solar Project 21,555
Urban Solar PV Rooftop Project 54,186
Breukelman Solar Project 26,055
Mega Solar  55,536
Roubos Wind Farm 5,000
730 Tice Road Ground Mounted Solar  31,050
730 Tice Road Rooftop Solar 64,080
Lincoln Avenue Wall 27,855
Hislop Roof Solar Project G1 22,590
Wildwood Roof Solar Project  22,590
Dan Corcoran 25,710 
WindCatchers 60,410
Grandview Sun Farm 27,625 
Bouwers Solar Community Power Project Wellend 33,431
  Buckhorn Community Centre 22,000
Melancthon Solar Farm 60,637
Sonibrand Farm 46,800
BEG Farm G2 16,960
Whiteside Solar 1 10,980
Roubos Wind Farm G2 75,000
Pro I Energy 31,991
Pro II Energy 31,991
Vermeer Solar 37,395
Usselman Rooftop Project 31,991
Old Muskoka Road 33,056
Ferme Geranik Solar 9,000
Feversham Farm 39,490
Maxwell Farm 39,490
Ignatius Jesuit Centre 53,658
River Canard Energy 75,000
Normanby Solar 1 22,950
Normanby Solar 4 12,200
Kinghaven Solarworks 30,280
Gravel Solar  21,600
Willow Creek Wind Project  194,100
Majestic Wind Farm 169,900
Beach Community Power Association 33.325
Juniper Solar  34,200
Fred’s Tire Solar Project 1 37,500
Fred’s Tire Solar Project 2 37,500
Hoover Victoria Avenue 25,115
405 Lake Road 46,900
Peterson FIT 25.5
Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre Solar Project 39,621
Randy Dykstra  26,014
Samuel David Gray 51,655
NMI Solar  30,600
Muskoka Timber Mills A 32.377
Muskoka Timber Mills S 32,377
South Sun  21,150
Ferguson FIT Generation 11,250
PPFD 8,100
PPFD 38,700
Foothill Solar  19,350
Whitchurch-Stouffville Community Power Association 66,150
Ontario Windsmith Solar Farm 19,890
Southclark Solar Rooftop 10,000
Fenton Road Solar Rooftop 16,500
Flamborough Solar Stage 1 169,700
The Monastery of Mount Carmel Solar PV Rooftop G2 21,460
Peter Hillen Solar 1 25,965
Ruskinvale Solar  31,590
Enterprise Solar 1 31.671
Lafontaine One  22,221
Prestige Furniture Solar Rooftop G2 21,460
RCV Christian Fellowship Solar  69,498
F.J. Davey Home 75,000
Peel Solar 31,590
Immanuel Christian School  35,550
Merani Solar 1  24,300
60 Spy Court Rooftop Solar PV 31,860
Norus Solar 1 G2  13,500
Norus Solar 1  41,400
Bethridge 165 Solar  15,250
Willow Creek Wind Project  194,100
Chester Village Solar 18,900
Bertram Farm  23,400
Jim Morrison  22,725
Van der Maari Solar  33,750
Milvan Drive Solar 13,350
Solar Shop 20  15,165
Project Name Grant Amount
Fed Sol 50,000
Port Dover Farms 30,000
Poulettes Skye Pullets 27,000
Longhurst 16,200
Lindsay A Solar Farm 5,637
Lindsay B Solar Farm   5,637   
Seagrave 1 Solar Farm   5,637   
Pine Point Solar Farm   5,429   
Burlington Renewable Energy Project 75,000
PEC Biomass 181,530
Domville 101-1 26,450
HAF Wind Energy Project 200,000
Whitwell Solar Project 34,375
Walnut Grove System 200KW 38,770
Wainfleet Wind Energy Inc. 200,000
Herron Mills Dam Reconstruction 144,900
The Monastery of Mount Carmel Solar PV Farm 43,650
The Monastery of Mount Carmel Solar PV Rooftop Project 22,725
Tufford Road Project 18,450
Moote Road Project 17,100
393 South Cayuga Road 24,300
St. Isidore Community Wind 200,000
Fedsol G2 20,400
Boys & Girls Club of London Roof Top Solar Farm 74,950
Latchford Community Power Project 200,000
Headwaters Renewable Energy Project 75,000
Veurink Solar Farm 11,700
Longhurst Solar Project G2 18,900
620 South Cayuga (Brian Ricker Farms) 38,340
BRC Building Rooftop PV 64,080
A & T Energy Solar Farm Harty G2 200,000
ISPA Building Rooftop PV 75,000
All Weather Farming Inc. Barn Project 45,000
Port Dover G2 39,150
RK Strome 22,037
Zwiep Spiece Road 25,605
Lot 15 Teeswater 21,884
Lot 14 Teeswater 21,884
Lot 13 Teeswater 21,884
South Coast Solar 45,000
SMGH Rooftop Solar PV Project 74,795
FCHS Rooftop Solar PV Project 74,795
30 Pinewood Drive 20,775
Sun Parlour Rooftop Solar Project 38,070
St. Agatha Wind Power Project 166,710
Queen Street Solar Co-operative Corporation 27,000
Eirin Wind Farm 200,000
Jans Solar Farm 23,906
6606 Rainham Road 56,700
Owens Solar G2 58,500
Prestige Furniture Solar Rooftop 42,225
533 Imperial Rooftop Solar Project  48,000
536 Imperial Rooftop Solar Project 48,000
644 Imperial Rooftop Solar Project 75,000
265 Massey Rooftop Solar Project 75,000
MacNeil Solar  32,625
Soltas Farms  48,500
Carbon Control Systems Biogas 24,750
Minniehill Wind Farm  75,000
Kinghaven Solarworks 20,876
Solarshare Bus 165,000
Toronto Zoo Biogas 115,476
Hall’s Pond Solar Co-operative  200,000
7017 Rainham Road 56,700
Burnham Equine Arena  30,800
Harbourfront Centre  36,540
91 Concession 5 Waterdown 52,485
3450 Landmark Rooftop Solar Project  57,600
117 Concession 5 Waterdown 52,485
Immanuel Christian School Solar Project 35,550
Alexandria Store Solar Rooftop 16,966
Homesun 54,000
Peter Hillen Solar 1 36,536
Aalbers Solar Project 21,555
Urban Solar PV Rooftop Project 54,186
Breukelman Solar Project 26,055
Mega Solar  55,536
Roubos Wind Farm 5,000
730 Tice Road Ground Mounted Solar  31,050
730 Tice Road Rooftop Solar 64,080
Lincoln Avenue Wall 27,855
Hislop Roof Solar Project G1 22,590
Wildwood Roof Solar Project  22,590
Dan Corcoran 25,710 
WindCatchers 60,410
Grandview Sun Farm 27,625 
Bouwers Solar Community Power Project Wellend 33,431
  Buckhorn Community Centre 22,000
Melancthon Solar Farm 60,637
Sonibrand Farm 46,800
BEG Farm G2 16,960
Whiteside Solar 1 10,980
Roubos Wind Farm G2 75,000
Pro I Energy 31,991
Pro II Energy 31,991
Vermeer Solar 37,395
Usselman Rooftop Project 31,991
Old Muskoka Road 33,056
Ferme Geranik Solar 9,000
Feversham Farm 39,490
Maxwell Farm 39,490
Ignatius Jesuit Centre 53,658
River Canard Energy 75,000
Normanby Solar 1 22,950
Normanby Solar 4 12,200
Kinghaven Solarworks 30,280
Gravel Solar  21,600
Willow Creek Wind Project  194,100
Majestic Wind Farm 169,900
Beach Community Power Association 33.325
Juniper Solar  34,200
Fred’s Tire Solar Project 1 37,500
Fred’s Tire Solar Project 2 37,500
Hoover Victoria Avenue 25,115
405 Lake Road 46,900
Peterson FIT 25.5
Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre Solar Project 39,621
Randy Dykstra  26,014
Samuel David Gray 51,655
NMI Solar  30,600
Muskoka Timber Mills A 32.377
Muskoka Timber Mills S 32,377
South Sun  21,150
Ferguson FIT Generation 11,250
PPFD 8,100
PPFD 38,700
Foothill Solar  19,350
Whitchurch-Stouffville Community Power Association 66,150
Ontario Windsmith Solar Farm 19,890
Southclark Solar Rooftop 10,000
Fenton Road Solar Rooftop 16,500
Flamborough Solar Stage 1 169,700
The Monastery of Mount Carmel Solar PV Rooftop G2 21,460
Peter Hillen Solar 1 25,965
Ruskinvale Solar  31,590
Enterprise Solar 1 31.671
Lafontaine One  22,221
Prestige Furniture Solar Rooftop G2 21,460
RCV Christian Fellowship Solar  69,498
F.J. Davey Home 75,000
Peel Solar 31,590
Immanuel Christian School  35,550
Merani Solar 1  24,300
60 Spy Court Rooftop Solar PV 31,860
Norus Solar 1 G2  13,500
Norus Solar 1  41,400
Bethridge 165 Solar  15,250
Willow Creek Wind Project  194,100
Chester Village Solar 18,900
Bertram Farm  23,400
Jim Morrison  22,725
Van der Maari Solar  33,750
Milvan Drive Solar 13,350
Solar Shop 20  15,165

15 thoughts on “Min of Energy grants millions of tax dollars for so called ‘community’ projects

  1. Energy, Sustainability and Society
    “Grass roots action for renewable energy: how did Ontario succeed in the implementation of a feed-in tariff system?” Published Mar.20,2012
    Methods: LACK OF PUBLIC AWARENESS
    Scroll down to: The Policy Stream: The appearance of a change agent.
    The GEAA took on the role of a change agent. The GEAA supplemented the lack of public awareness by aquiring the support of an important policymaker- Smitherman.
    http://www.energsustainsoc.com/content/2/1/6
    More information on why and how Ontario is where it is today on energy issues.

      • The author of this article either didn’t know about the role WWF-Canada played in the enactment of the Green Energy Act or ignored this role.

  2. This is absolutely disgusting. Just another example of stealing from the poor and giving to the rich. The collusion couldn’t be any more obvious. It is absolutely unbelievable; they are giving our money to the very people we are having to fight just to have them not destroy our health steal our money, and ruin our communities. The liberals make me nauseated.

  3. Realization now is all this is more shocking and numbing that you have to agree the government is so Mafia corrupt that participating in paying your tax dollars makes us accessory to the crimes they are committing.
    Just about every day what this web site shoots out is truly shocking as what is unfolding.
    Any crime fighters out there see this? Eyes closed? Hard of hearing? JustUs system?
    Welcome to the pyramid system and lets all thank the Roman Vatican system you are in. (richest organization in the world that could feed the population over and over again for years as what they hoard in their vaults and take from us thru our taxation system) Yes do your own deep down research! Bizarre! It gets slippery as you slide down this slippery hill.
    All roads lead to Rome.
    Merry Xmas

  4. From the MK Ince website re: the Eirin Wind Farm, “The Eirin Wind Farm is a proposed 10 MW project near the community of Forest, Ontario, in Lambton County. It is project owned by the several landowners in the area and coordinated by one of the landowners, Ronnie Dagg. M.K. Ince and Associates was contracted to perform engineering and environmental consulting for the project. Lambton Shores deputy-mayor is Elizabeth Dagg-Davis, wife of Ronnie Dagg.
    Is there any connection bewtween Eirin Wind farm and Suncor? There is no information on the website re: a Hydro hook-up. It has an OPA contract. How will its power be transmitted. – local lines or provincial grid?
    Is Eirin Wind an example of the template for “Community Power Projects.”
    Big Daddy’s in town.

    • Hey Harvey,
      Citizens should be asking question!
      Why ‘sucker punch’ – the CAO?

      Deputy mayor Elizabeth Dagg – could it be she’s humming along to
      Britney Spears – I’m Innocent?

      ‘[LAMBTON SHORES – Suspended Lambton Shores CAO John Byrne is talking to lawyers after his council placed him on non-disciplinary leave.

      Byrne, who has been the Chief Administrative Officer of Lambton Shores since 2001, was an active participant in the open portion of the Nov. 13 meeting. But after a closed session, council placed Byrne was placed on a non-disciplinary leave while continuing to pay his salary of almost $148,000 a year, according to a brief news release signed by Lambton Shores Mayor Bill Weber.

      In an interview with Sarnia-Lambton This Week, Weber would not say why Byrne had been suspended nor when or if he would return.

      Weber says he can’t release details because council is “in legal discussions currently” about the suspension.

      Lambton Shores council isn’t the only one talking to lawyers. In an exclusive interview with Sarnia Lambton This Week, Byrne said he had no indication going into the meeting that he was about to be placed on leave. “Yes, I’m seeking legal advice,” he added while answering a few questions by phone.
      http://www.sarniathisweek.com/2012/11/19/lambton-shores-cao-seeking-legal-advice-after-suspension

      Citizens have a right to know – why – sucker bunch the CAO?

      • Any more information you can provide about Byrne “non-disciplinary” suspension would be appreciated.

        Was he threatening to blow the whistle about something?

        Was he being “uncooperative”?

        Is he developing dimentia?

        Please pass along any information you can about this.

      • ‘[excerpt] Weber says he can’t release details because council is “in legal discussions currently” about the suspension.’

        When you ‘sucker punch’ a CAO – and can’t release info.
        and use the excuse – ‘in legal discussions’
        – is just plain ‘bull’.

        This council seems to think they have a slush fund of tax dollars –
        ………..to spend as they wish.
        How much is this charade going to cost citizens?

    • The answer may lie in who is financing this project and their connections. It’s not likely that a few land owners have the money to do an IWT project. But if they can partner with outside investors this can be done. Also they can get “bridge” loans for the project to get it up and then sell out. Then split up the profits with money going to the outside financers.

      • “Bridge” loans are short term loans used to finance construction of various types of projects. After the construction is completed then long term financing is used and this can come from a variety of sources.
        IWT projects involve both short and long term financing.

      • All the various steps in the process of doing an IWT project including the financing requires lawyers to work out the legal details for a project. Then the lawyers charge for the work they do. This has created quite a legal industry in itself.

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