Program Updates

Here you will find past program updates for the LRP. These updates were previously posted as news items on the main LRP web page but have since been moved here for archiving.   

November 4, 2014
LRP I RFQ Qualified Applicant List Posted and Next Steps in the LRP Process
The OPA has now completed its evaluation of all Qualification Submissions and has determined the final list of Qualified Applicants. See further details.

August 15, 2014
LRP I RFQ Addendum and Other Updated Materials
The OPA has posted revised materials for the LRP I RFQ including an Addendum to the LRP I RFQ, updated Prescribed Forms, and updated Transmission Availability Tables (TAT Tables). See further details.

July 14, 2014
Final LRP I RFQ materials posted
The OPA posted final materials for the first request for qualifications phase of the Large Renewable Procurement (the LRP I RFQ), including the final LRP I RFQ document, an updated procurement schedule and new Prescribed Forms.

May 14, 2014
Comment period for draft LRP RFQ materials now closed
The comment period on the Draft Request for Qualifications (LRP I RFQ) closed on May 2, 2014. The OPA is now reviewing all submissions made and is working towards finalizing the LRP I RFQ.

Next steps
When the final LRP I RFQ is posted LRP subscribers will be notified via email. Interested parties should subscribe to the LRP subscriber list to ensure they are kept aware of any updates relating to the LRP.

April 25, 2014
Letter to the IESO requesting a joint IESO-OPA report on the impact of intertie capacities
Consistent with the Minister of Energy’s March 31, 2014 Large Renewable Procurement direction, on April 2 the Minister requested that the IESO work with the OPA to study the impact of intertie capacities to support demand and reliability requirements from a power system planning perspective. The IESO and OPA were directed to produce a joint draft report by June 30, 2014, with a final report to follow shortly thereafter, that will explore the potential benefits and challenges associated with out-of-province generation.

April 8, 2014 
Comment period for the Draft LRP RFQ materials posted for review and comment, TAT Tables, and webinar information 
In preparation for the Large Renewable Procurement (LRP) program, the draft Request for Qualifications (LRP I RFQ) has been posted for review and comment.

April 7, 2014
Draft RFQ Materials
The OPA received a direction from the Minister of Energy on March 31, 2014 on the large renewable procurement (LRP). The draft RFQ materials are expected to be posted shortly. Stakeholders who have subscribed for LRP updates will be notified when the materials have been posted.

February 28, 2014
Final recommendations report on the large renewable procurement (LRP) process
On February 28, 2014, the OPA submitted a report to the Minister of Energy that included the OPA’s final recommendations on the development of a new process to procure large renewable energy projects.  

August 30, 2013
Interim recommendations report on the large renewable procurement (LRP) process
The OPA’s interim recommendation report highlights the preliminary ideas for the development of a competitive process for large renewable energy projects. The report was filed with Minister of Energy on August 30, 2013.

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