Procurement

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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Minister’s Directive re LRP II, Conservation First and Support Programs

On June 10, 2016, the Minister of Energy directed (the “Directive”) the Independent Electricity System Operator (the “IESO”) to expand the scope of the second phase of the Large Renewable Procurement (“LRP II”), previously announced on April 5, 2016 and discussed here. The Directive instructs the IESO to increase procurement targets for LRP II, introduce […]

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IESO to Prepare a Technical Report on Ontario’s Electricity System to Support Development of the New LTEP

On June 10, 2016, Ontario’s Minister of Energy issued a letter to the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), requiring the IESO to “submit a technical report on the adequacy and reliability of Ontario’s electricity resources.” This report is to be used to support the development of a new Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP). The letter from […]

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Ontario Legislature Has Passed the Energy Law Statute Amendment Act (Bill 135)

On June 2, 2016, the Ontario Legislature passed the Energy Statute Law Amendment Act, 2015 (also referred to as Bill 135). The new legislation will come into force at a currently unspecified later date. We have previously written about the content and implications of the Energy Statute Law Amendment Act, 2015 (see here, here and […]

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Fallout Continues over Termination of Alberta Power Purchase Arrangements with Coal-Fired Generators

Earlier this spring, TransCanada Corp. announced that it would cancel its power purchase arrangements with certain coal-fired plants in Alberta. The company’s stated reason for the termination was increased costs associated with CO2 emissions over the life of the PPAs as a result of recent amendments to the Specified Gas Emitter Regulation.

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