CANWEA: Ontario RE round delay

Ontario's capital Toronto

Ontario's capital Toronto

Ontario’s proposed competitive procurement window for large-scale wind and solar will not open this year as initially hoped, according to the chief executive of the Ontario Power Authority (OPA).

“It won’t happen until 2014,” Colin Andersen told the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) annual conference in Toronto. Plans now call for releasing a procurement timetable in a couple of months.

The World Trade Organization ruled against the province linking feed-in tariff (FIT) eligibility for renewables contracts to local equipment production and services.

As interim steps towards compliance by 24 March 2014, the ruling Liberal Party removed wind and solar projects above 500kW from the FIT programme and cut local-content requirements to 25%.

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