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December 20, 2014 - Ontario Power Authority (OPA) is offering 332 new feed-in-tariff (FIT) renewable energy contracts to eligible applicants through an extension of the FIT 3 procurement, representing 100MW.
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December 3, 2014 - ReneSola Ltd.—a provider of solar photovoltaic (PV) products—has expanded its North American operations into Canada, opening a new office and warehouse facilities in Mississauga, Ont.
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August 1, 2014 - Ontario Power Authority (OPA) said it will offer 500 renewable energy contracts—representing 123.5MW of power—to successful applicants under the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) 3 program. The contracts could result in enough energy to power about 15,000 homes, noted OPA.
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April 4, 2014 - The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) has signed contracts for three new-build waterpower projects owned by municipalities through the municipal stream of the Hydroelectric Standard Offer Program (HESOP).
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February 25, 2014 - GDF Suez Canada Inc. announced the 10MW Beckwith solar project in Ontario has entered commercial operation under a 20-year power purchase agreement with the Ontario Power Authority (OPA).
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January 24, 2014 - Ontario Power Authority (OPA) reports the province’s renewable energy industry, municipalities, Aboriginal communities and community organizations continue to show strong interest in the program feed-in tariff (FIT) program more than four years after its launch.
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January 21, 2014 - New provincial tidal energy regulations will allow early stage projects to connect to Nova Scotia’s power grid. Energy minister Andrew Younger says they will help developers invest “hundreds of millions of dollars” to build a new renewable industry in the province.
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December 16, 2013 - Renewable Energy Systems Canada (RES Canada) has announced it will construct two 10MW solar photovoltaic (PV) facilities for SunEdison, where it will serve as the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contractor for the Newboro I and Newboro IV projects. Both projects are located in Ontario and are intended to qualify for the province’s feed-in-tariff (FIT) program.
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December 16, 2013 - Renewable Energy Systems Canada (RES Canada), a player in the construction of solar and wind projects across Canada, has announced it will be constructing two 10MW solar photovoltaic (PV) facilities for Canadian Solar, both of which qualify for Ontario’s feed-in-tariff (FIT) program.
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December 13, 2013 - “Anyone participating in wind in Canada is not just looking at Ontario,” answered Robert Hornung (photo), president of the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA), when asked whether the World Trade Organization’s ruling against Ontario would negatively impact the province’s green energy industry.
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December 11, 2013 - Ontario is introducing legislation to eliminate domestic content requirements for the construction of future renewable energy projects; an inevitable move, considering Japan and the European Union were not happy with those requirements several years ago, and took their complaints to the World Trade Organization.
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October 31, 2013 - Metis Nation of Ontario (MNO)-BrightRoof Solar LP—a limited partnership between the MNO Solar and BrightRoof Solar—has announced it will receive contracts for 36 feed-in tariff (FIT) renewable energy projects, as part of 951 new small FIT projects offered by the Ontario Power Authority (OPA).
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October 24, 2013 - Community leaders, members and other project and public officials gathered recently in Northwestern Ontario for a ceremonial groundbreaking of the Gitchi Animki Hydroelectric Project, which is dubbed “the community’s largest economic initiative in history”.
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