Ontario Green Energy Act
CanSIA is proud to be a member of the Green Energy Act Alliance
The Ontario Government passed the “Green Energy and Green Economy Act” into law on May 14, 2009. The Act is expected to boost investment in renewable energy projects and increase conservation, creating green jobs and economic growth.
The objectives of the Ontario Green Energy Act include:
- Spark growth in clean and renewable sources of energy such as solar, wind, hydro, biomass and biogas in Ontario.
- Create the potential for savings and better managed household energy expenditures through a series of conservation measures.
- Create 50,000 jobs for Ontarians in its first three years.
Ontario Feed in Tariff (FIT) Program
Ontario’s Feed-in Tariff (FIT) Program is a guaranteed funding structure that combines stable, competitive prices and long-term contracts for energy generated using renewable resources. This will help Ontario to phase out coal-fired electricity by the end of 2014 – the single largest climate change initiative in North America.
Homeowners, business owners and private developers may apply to the FIT Program if they use one or more forms of renewable energy, including wind, waterpower, biomass and biogas, solar photovoltaic (PV) power and landfill gas.
For more information visit the Ontario Power Authority (http://fit.powerauthority.on.ca/)
Solar Thermal Task Force
On October 31, 2008, the Solar Task Force completed its mandate with the submission of a final report. The report focuses on the residential solar hot water (RSHW) market in Ontario and looks at the potential role of RSHW in meeting the province's goal of 100,000 solar roofs.
Click here for the full report
For more information visit the Ontario Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure (http://www.mei.gov.on.ca/en/energy/conservation/?page=solar-task-force)
CanSIA Consultation Activities
CanSIA has been involved in a number of meetings and consultation sessions concerning solar and the Green Energy and Green Economy Act. Various CanSIA submissions include the follow:
CanSIA Backgrounder Document on Solar PV and Agricultural Lands [PDF]
CanSIA Presentation to the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure regarding Solar PV and Agricultural Lands (April 23, 2009) [PDF]
CanSIA Submission regarding Domestic Content (May 8, 2009) [PDF]
CanSIA Submission to the Ministry of Environment regarding the Renewable Energy Approval Process
July 1, 2009 [PDF]
Nov 10, 2009 [PDF]
Ontario Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure Website (http://www.mei.gov.on.ca/en/energy/gea/)