Large Renewable Procurement Interim Engagement
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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
85 Ste. Anne Road, Sudbury, ON, P3E 4S4
Date: January 29, 2014
Location: Mariposa Inn & Conference Centre
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
Comments received during the sessions above may be reflected in future revisions of the materials.
Those interested in submitting feedback are encouraged to do so using the Discussion Guide included in the materials.
We ask that comments be submitted on a continuous basis to ensure adequate time for review, and for feedback to be provided within two weeks of participating in a regional session or webinar. Additional comments, questions and suggestions on the LRP process can also be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The final date to submit feedback is February 5, 2014.
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 initial engagement and other research activities and provides the OPA’s interim recommendations.
See the Initial Engagement Feedback and Interim Recommendations Report.
As discussed in greater detail in the report, the OPA proposed the following interim recommendations for the Minister of Energy’s consideration:
Leading to the launch of the procurement
Components to be included in the procurement
More recently, the Ministry of Energy released the 2013 Long-Term Energy Plan, 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 to review the interim recommendations report and discuss next steps in the engagement and procurement design processes. An archive of the webinar is available below.
The OPA will be undertaking additional engagement activities. This engagement activity information will be posted to the web page as it becomes available Feedback on the development of the large renewable procurement process and the interim recommendations report can be sent to email@example.com.