Large Renewable Procurement

The Large Renewable Procurement (LRP) is a competitive process for procuring large renewable energy projects (generally greater than 500 kW). More information is available below.
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November 17, 2014
Draft LRP I RFP, draft LRP I Contract and draft Prescribed Forms Posted for Review and Comment

The OPA has posted draft versions of the LRP I RFP, LRP I Contract, and Prescribed Forms for review and comment by both Qualified Applicants and other interested parties. These documents reflect the content of the direction issued by the Minister of Energy on November 7, 2014. In developing these documents, the OPA has also considered all of the feedback that was received on the LRP I RFP Framework throughout the summer and feedback received during earlier LRP engagement activities.  

Feedback on all aspects of the draft documents is encouraged and will be considered for the development of the final LRP I RFP and LRP I Contract. Feedback on community engagement aspects is particularly welcome. Comments and feedback can be provided via email to LRP@powerauthority.on.ca using the feedback form, on or before December 19, 2014.

All draft documents including the feedback form are available on the Program Resources page.

Webinar
A webinar to discuss the draft documents was held November 25, 2014. The webinar archive and presentation are listed below.

Next Steps
Following the comment period for the draft documents (ending December 19, 2014), the OPA will finalize the LRP I RFP, LRP I Contract, and Prescribed Forms. The final versions of all documents are expected to be posted in early 2015. Proposals from Qualified Applicants in response to the LRP I RFP are tentatively expected to be accepted until June 1, 2015, however, specific LRP I RFP milestone dates will be confirmed in the final LRP I RFP.

The OPA will also be facilitating additional engagement activities with Qualified Applicants from the LRP I RFQ.

Interested parties should subscribe to the LRP subscriber list to ensure they are kept aware of any updates relating to the LRP.


November 4, 2014
LRP I RFQ Qualified Applicant List Posted and Next Steps in the LRP Process

The LRP I RFQ submission deadline was September 4, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. Seventy Qualification Submissions were received by the deadline. Following two months of review for completeness and eligibility, the OPA has now completed its evaluation of all Qualification Submissions and has determined the final list of Qualified Applicants. These entities would be eligible to submit proposals under any future LRP I RFP.

LRP I RFQ Qualified Applicant List

Those RFQ Applicants that are not listed on the LRP I RFQ Qualified Applicants List are reminded that they would not be eligible to submit a proposal under any future LRP I RFP, but may qualify to participate in any future round of LRP procurement.

All Qualified Applicants and unsuccessful RFQ Applicants will be notified of their status directly via email.

Next Steps in the LRP Process
The OPA is working to finalize the draft versions of the LRP I RFP and LRP I Contract and anticipates they will be posted in November. Once the documents have been posted, municipalities, communities, stakeholders and other interested parties will be invited to review them and provide feedback. A webinar will also be scheduled to discuss the draft documents – details on the timing of the webinar will be posted with the draft documents.

Once the LRP I RFP and LRP I Contract have been finalized, the Qualified Applicants specified in the list above will be invited to submit proposals to the OPA for Large Renewable Projects.

Interested parties should subscribe to the LRP subscriber list to ensure they are kept aware of any updates relating to the LRP. 

See the Program Updates archive for earler updates.

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