27 Sep '16, 7pm

Wind Energy Sector Disappointed by Suspension of Clean and Competitive Renewable Electricity Procurement

Wind Energy Sector Disappointed by Suspension of Clean and Competitive Renewable Electricity Procurement

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is shocked and extremely disappointed by Ontario’s decision to suspend the second round of its Large Renewable Procurement (LRP II) process. This is a missed opportunity for the province as CanWEA believes that the Ontario Planning Outlook not only identifies the need for new clean energy supply in the coming years, but also understates the need for new electricity generation going forward given the important role electrification will play in meeting Ontario’s climate change commitments and transitioning to a low carbon economy. Not proceeding with this procurement also represents a missed opportunity to mitigate the risks and uncertainties associated with the costs and timing of the Pickering Generating Station operating licence extension, Ontario’s ambitious nuclear refurbishment plan, and the uncertainty of supply from outsi...

Full article: http://canwea.ca/wind-energy-sector-disappointed-suspensi...

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