Electrical Line RSS Feed Ontario Government Releases 2-Year Feed-In Tariff Review

    Ontario’s Feed-in Tariff (FIT) Program was launched in 2009 to create new clean energy industries and jobs, boost economic activity and the development of renewable energy technology, and to improve air quality by phasing out coal-fired generation by 2014.

    The two-year review of the FIT Program, announced in October 2011, had a mandate to consider a range of issues including:

    • Reducing FIT prices;
    • Ensuring the long-term viability of clean energy procurement;
    • Continuing to build on the success of Ontario-based manufacturing and clean energy job creation;
    • Improving local consultation and renewable energy environmental approval processes; and
    • Developing new technologies and fuel sources.

    The review confirmed that the FIT Program has been key to making Ontario a leader in clean energy production and manufacturing. The more than 2,500 medium and large FIT projects approved to date will produce enough electricity to power 1.2 million homes. FIT has also attracted more than $27 billion in private sector investment, welcomed more than 30 clean energy companies to the province, created more than 20,000 jobs and is on track to create 50,000 jobs.

    After tracking the program’s progress, consulting within the sector, researching developments in other jurisdictions and providing recommendations for improvements, the report contains recommendations in six strategic areas:

    • Continue commitment to clean energy
    • Streamline processes and create jobs
    • Encourage greater community and Aboriginal participation
    • Improve municipal engagement
    • Reduce price to reflect lower costs
    • Grow Ontario’s clean energy economy

    The McGuinty Government has accepted the FIT Review recommendations, and through them, the program will continue to contribute the province’s economic and environmental objectives and ensure it provides good value for Ontario families.

    Ontario's Feed-in Tariff Program Two-Year Review Report [PDF - 2.1 MB].

     SOURCE: Ontario Ministry of Energy

    » MORE INDUSTRY NEWS

    Electrical Line RSS Feed Top Stories

    May 28, 2014 – CPSC announced the recall of 1.7 million emergency lighting units, the recall indicates that the circuit board can overheat and cause the fixture to catch fire.   Name of product: Quantum® ELM and ELM2 two-light emergency fixture Hazard: The circuit board can overheat and cause the fixture to melt, catch fire and ignite nearby items, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. Consumer Contact: Lithonia Lighting toll-free at (888) 615-4501from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday...
    The Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, and Jim Balsillie, Chair of Sustainable Development Technology Canada, today announced almost $10 million in new investments for five Ontario projects under Sustainable Development Technology Canada’s SD Tech Fund. The SD Tech Fund supports projects that address climate change, air quality, clean water and clean soil, providing solutions to key Canadian...
    The City of Calgary’s Department of Transportation has selected GE Lighting to replace and upgrade existing street light fixtures with GE Evolve™ LED technology. In a two-phased project plan, the city of Calgary hopes to eventually retrofit approximately 80,000 street lights with fixtures that consume 55 percent less electricity and offer a lifespan of over a decade. The first phase of the project will call for installation of GE’s LED technology, the Scalable Cobrahead ERS1 and ERS2, in five...
    After three years of construction, Boralex Inc., Gaz Métro Limited Partnership and Valener Inc. officially open Phase I of the Seigneurie de Beaupré Wind Farms, a 272-MW project commissioned in December 2013 and one of the biggest wind farms in Canada. In recognition of this important milestone, a ceremony was held at the foot of one of the project's tallest turbines earlier today in the presence of Caroline Simard, Member for Charlevoix-Côte-de-Beaupré, representing the Minister of Energy and...
    ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth approximately $400 million from NSP Maritime Link Inc., a subsidiary of Emera Inc., to supply a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) power transmission solution creating the first electricity link between the island of Newfoundland and the North American power grid. The order was booked in the second quarter of 2014. The Maritime Link Project is a 500 MW high voltage direct current (HVDC) connection that will enable...

    Electrical Line RSS Feed Industry News

    Showing Industry News.

     

    • August 28, 2014

      Premier Hancock signs labour mobility agreement-in-principle with Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeilPremier Hancock signs labour mobility agreement-in-principle with Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil...

    • August 28, 2014

      Apprentices in British Columbia and New Brunswick will now be able to seamlessly work in either province, thanks to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by Premiers Christy Clark and David Alward at the Council of the Federation meeting in Charlottetown.

      Starting this fall, apprentices in British Columbia and New Brunswick will be able to seamlessly work in either province to achieve their Red Seal certificate, and move freely between the two provinces to take advantage of job opportunities.

      The MOU is meant to address immediate and future demand for skilled labour in both B.C. and N.B., and ideally contribute to the development of a national apprenticeship mobility strategy.

      Differences in provincial and territorial apprenticeship certification requirements...

    • August 27, 2014

      Advanced Control Systems (ACS) has been selected by Cambridge and North Dumfries Hydro (CND) to deliver state-of-the-art outage management (OMS) and distribution management (DMS) systems to the utility. The OMS/DMS will integrate fully into the utility's existing PRISM™ supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system (also from ACS) to enable CND to operate more efficiently and provide better outage information and more reliable power to their 52,500 customers.

      "Our investment aims to directly benefit our customers by shortening restoration times and providing customers with timely updates on the location of outages and restoration status," said Ron Sinclair, Cambridge Vice President of Engineering. "The second phase...

    Electrical Line RSS Feed Keeping Current

    Showing Keeping Current.

     

    • August 27, 2014

      LEVVEN ELECTRONICS, the makers of GORAVE AUDIO, announces Rachel Rivest as Sales Representative for Western Canada. Rachel is now active in the field, helping contractors and distributors be successful and profitable with the new GoRave AR5 wireless multi-room audio system.

      Rachel is a sales resource who can advance deals and win projects. She identifies herself as a Sales and Customer Service...

    • August 25, 2014

      LED ROADWAY LIGHTING LTD. (LRL) announces the appointment of Peter Conlon as Chief Executive Officer. The announcement completes the transition of the Company’s founder Charles Cartmill, who will retain his majority ownership stake in the company and his position on the Board of Directors. “With the appointment of Mr. Conlon as CEO and the recent appointment of Denis Lavoie as Company President, I feel confident that the business is in excellent hands and feel comfortable in stepping back to enjoy my retirement from the day-to-day operations.” Mr. Cartmill was President and CEO of LRL from its beginning in 2002 and oversaw its growth from a small start-up to a global manufacturer of LED street light products and...

    • August 23, 2014

      Ryan Maguire, Tara Rimmer, Keith Maguire, Chris MaguireRyan Maguire, Tara Rimmer, Keith Maguire, Chris MaguireBRITECH announces the appointment of CR Browne & Associates to represent it’s line-up of electrical heating cables and...

    • August 22, 2014

      STELPRO announces the retirement of Mike Chabot, Vice-President Business Development USA, after 42 years in the electrical industry. Mike held an invaluable role in the grassroots growth of the various companies founded by his brother, John Chabot, that eventually led up the acquisition of Stelpro in 1994. Mike was an active shareholder in the Stelpro organization until 2006, at...

    Electrical Line RSS Feed Upcoming Events

    Electrical Line RSS Feed Product Safety Alert!

    View the latest safety alerts on recalled and counterfeit products:

     

    Electrical Line RSS Feed EL Newswire

    Electricalline Newswire
    Keep up-to-date with the latest news affecting your industry, personnel appointments, career opportunities, upcoming events and new product launches by subscribing to EL Newswire.
    Email:

    Electrical Line RSS Feed Product Showcase

    Showing results.


    Electrical Line RSS Feed Google Adsense