OPA announces another ‘engagement’ opportunity

In what seems to be a never-ending string of “dialogue” and “engagement” this summer, the Ontario Power Authority announced yesterday that it will entertain (Okay, they didn’t use that word) comments on a new, competitive procurement process for “large renewable energy projects.”

Aside from the fact that they really mean POWER projects, this engagement activity comes well before the province actually has a new Long Term Energy Plan (LTEP).

The OPA introduces the new engagement opportunity:

The OPA is commencing the development of this new competitive procurement process for large renewable energy projects by engaging with stakeholders, municipalities and Aboriginal communities as outlined below. This is the beginning of the discussion about the new competitive procurement process. The OPA will be providing the Minister with interim recommendations by September 1, 2013, and it is expected that additional engagement activities will occur in fall 2013.

Meetings will be held beginning the week of August 12, and written submissions may also be sent. The deadline for all comments is August 21.

For more information, follow the link:

http://www.powerauthority.on.ca/renewable-energy-competitive-procurement-process

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