Procurement

Ontario’s Energy Minister Directs IESO to Fund New Programs and Amend FIT Procurements

On December 16, 2016, Ontario’s Minster of Energy issued a Directive to the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) to amend or revoke previous directions. The Directive addresses a number of topics, including amending targets for the Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) program, enabling funding for certain electricity distributor projects and activities, and reopening negotiations with Non-Utility Generators (NUGs) […]

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Alberta Announces a Consumer Electricity Price Ceiling and Major Changes to Electricity Market

The government of Alberta has had a busy month with several significant announcements relating to electricity in the province. At the beginning of November, the government released details of its Renewable Electricity Program (see our previous post). In the last week, the government has made two more announcements of significant changes to Alberta’s electricity market […]

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Alberta Releases Details of Renewable Electricity Program

On November 3, 2016, the Government of Alberta released the first details of its Renewable Electricity Program (the REP). Under the REP, Alberta intends to procure 5,000 MW of renewable electricity generation capacity through a competitive process administered by the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO). The goal of the REP is to put Alberta on […]

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Ontario Suspends Second Round of Large Renewable Procurement

The Ministry of Energy announced today that Ontario will immediately suspend the second round of the Large Renewable Procurement (LRP II) and Energy-from-Waste Standard Offer Program. This will halt the procurement of over 1,000 MW of solar, wind, hydroelectric, bioenergy and energy from waste projects. In making the announcement, the Ministry of Energy stated that […]

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Update: Fallout Continues Over Termination of Alberta Power Purchase Arrangements with Coal-Fired Generators

The Alberta government recently filed a court action to prevent Enmax, TransCanada, AltaGas and Capital Power from ending Power Purchase Arrangements (the “PPAs”) with coal fired power plants in Alberta. As we previously wrote, the companies rely on a provision in the PPAs which allows a party to terminate where a change in provincial law […]

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