Thursday, June 30, 2011
Allocating capacity and offering FIT contracts for Bruce-to-Milton enabled projects
From the OPA News Online:
As outlined in the province’s Long-Term Energy Plan, the recently completed Bruce-to-Milton transmission project will allow the OPA to offer contracts for renewable energy projects under the Feed-in Tariff Program. And earlier this month, the OPA outlined the process to offer over 1,000 megawatts of renewable energy contracts.
Contracts will be offered for up to 750 megawatts in the Bruce transmission area and up to 300 megawatts in the west of London transmission area. Eligible proponents were given five business days – between June 6 and June 10 – to change their connection points. Contracts will be offered based on transmission capacity availability and the priority project ranking in both of the eligible transmission areas.
The OPA held a web-enabled teleconference in June to provide information and answer questions on the assessment and the contract offer process. An archive of the session’s audio and presentation files are available on the FIT website as well as a Q&A document that addresses technical and frequently asked questions.
Click here for more information and to access the teleconference archive.