Ontario lays ground for 600MW more wind energy with RFP

Chatham Kent wind turbines from Lake Erie and Rondeau Bay26Renews
Ontario expects to issue a request for qualification (RFQ) by early June in advance of a 540MW call for renewable energy.The large renewable energy procurement (LRP) program replaces the feed-in tariff regime that was cancelled in 2013. Onshore wind, solar, biogas and hydroelectric projects may participate.

The Ontario Power Authority has posted the draft RFQ for stakeholder review and comment. It intends to launch the RFQ by 9 June and submissions will be due by 21 August. Qualified applicants will be notified by 4 November.The province plans to run two procurements. The OPA anticipates issuing the first 540MW call in January 2015 with winners selected in August of that year.

A second call is planned to kick off in April 2016 with winners announced that September. A third procurement will be held if any capacity remains.In each round the province seeks 300MW of wind, 140MW of solar and 50MW of bioenergy plus 50MW of hydroelectric in round one and 45MW in round two.

4 thoughts on “Ontario lays ground for 600MW more wind energy with RFP

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  2. Supreme Court Of Texas, Mar.21,2014
    Case No. 11-0050
    FPL Energy v. TXU Portfolio management Co.
    Justice Green delivered the opinion.
    http://www.supreme.courts.state.tx.us/historical/032114.htm

    Posted just so no one can claim rural Ontarians don’t have valid information.

    This is a contract case where a wind company failed to deliver wind generated electricity due to lack of grid capacity and lack of wind.

    A case such as this is one reason this kind of information/subject matter is not allowed at ERTs.

  3. Following liberal legislation – till they get booted out

    ‘[excerpt] The Ontario Power Authority has posted the draft RFQ for stakeholder review and comment. It intends to launch the RFQ by 9 June and submissions will be due by 21 August. Qualified applicants will be notified by 4 November.The province plans to run two procurements. The OPA anticipates issuing the first 540MW call in January 2015 with winners selected in August of that year.

    A second call is planned to kick off in April 2016 with winners announced that September. A third procurement will be held if any capacity remains.’

    Get Rid of the OPA!

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