Large Renewable Procurement

On January 1, 2015, the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) merged with the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) to create a new organization that will combine the OPA and IESO mandates.

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The Large Renewable Procurement (LRP) is a competitive process for procuring large renewable energy projects (generally greater than 500 kW). More information is available below.
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January 22, 2015: Webinar to Discuss Proposed Program Enhancements

The IESO held two identical webinars on January 20 and 22, 2015, to discuss the proposed enhancements to the 2015 Feed-In Tariff (FIT) and microFIT programs and to review the stakeholder feedback received on the draft Large Renewable Procurement Request for Proposals (LRP I RFP).

These webinars were live broadcasts of sessions held with industry associations including: APPrO, the Biogas Association, the Canadian Bioenergy Association, CanSIA, CanWEA, the FCPC, OSEA, and the OWA.

The webinar archives are listed below.

A copy of the presentation can be found on the session page, at the bottom right hand corner by clicking the “Resource Library” tab.

November 17, 2014
Draft LRP I RFP, draft LRP I Contract and draft Prescribed Forms Posted for Review and Comment

The OPA has posted draft versions of the LRP I RFP, LRP I Contract, and Prescribed Forms for review and comment by both Qualified Applicants and other interested parties. These documents reflect the content of the direction issued by the Minister of Energy on November 7, 2014. In developing these documents, the OPA has also considered all of the feedback that was received on the LRP I RFP Framework throughout the summer and feedback received during earlier LRP engagement activities.  

Feedback on all aspects of the draft documents is encouraged and will be considered for the development of the final LRP I RFP and LRP I Contract. Feedback on community engagement aspects is particularly welcome. Comments and feedback can be provided via email to using the feedback form, on or before December 19, 2014.

All draft documents including the feedback form are available on the Program Resources page.

A webinar to discuss the draft documents was held November 25, 2014. The webinar archive and presentation are listed below.

Next Steps
Following the comment period for the draft documents (ending December 19, 2014), the OPA will finalize the LRP I RFP, LRP I Contract, and Prescribed Forms. The final versions of all documents are expected to be posted in early 2015. Proposals from Qualified Applicants in response to the LRP I RFP are tentatively expected to be accepted until June 1, 2015, however, specific LRP I RFP milestone dates will be confirmed in the final LRP I RFP.

The OPA will also be facilitating additional engagement activities with Qualified Applicants from the LRP I RFQ.

Interested parties should subscribe to the LRP subscriber list to ensure they are kept aware of any updates relating to the LRP.

See the Program Updates archive for earler updates.  

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