in News Departments > FYI
print the content item

The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) has submitted its integrated power system plan (IPSP), which emphasizes conservation, renewable energy and transmission upgrades, to the Ontario Energy Board.

Renewable resources that the OPA considers feasible and cost-effective and that do not require upgrades to the transmission network will be procured as soon as possible, the utility says.

The 20-year plan includes a list of transmission network enhancements to facilitate new renewable resources, and accompanying resources will be developed by coordinating with the extensions of the transmission system through enabler lines. The OPA adds that a list of facilities and geographic areas that constitute the currently most attractive renewable resource opportunities is included in the IPSP and will be developed in order of transmission availability.

In the near term (2008 to 2010), the OPA plans to procure up to 10,402 MW of new renewable supply in addition to what is achieved through the utility's standard offer program. Energy Minister Dwight Duncan announced Aug. 27 that Ontario has increased its planned procurement of renewable energy from 2,000 MW to 4,000 MW. (See "Ontario Plans To Double Renewable Energy Acquisition.")

According to the OPA, projected environmental benefits of the IPSP include a 95% reduction in sulfur dioxide emissions, a 50% reduction in nitrogen oxide emissions, an elimination of mercury emissions and a 60% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions.


Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Are Fitch Ratings' Claims About Wind Farm Underperformance Unfounded?

A recent report from Fitch Ratings suggests that wind farms underperform due to an overestimation of wind resources, but AWS Truepower says the analysis misses the mark.


SunEdison Buying First Wind In $2.4 Billion Deal

Global solar company SunEdison and its yeildco have announced an agreement to buy the Boston-based developer, a major player in the U.S. wind industry.


U.S., China Reach Ambitious Climate Change Accord

The agreement between the global superpowers leans heavily on the deployment of renewable energy, such as wind and solar.


What The Midterm Elections Mean For The U.S. Wind Industry

Both chambers of Congress are now under Republican control for the first time since 2006. How will wind energy fare?


GE Blade Crashes At Mehoopany Wind Farm In Pennsylvania

The turbine manufacturer says the Nov. 2 incident is "isolated and unrelated" when compared to earlier blade issues.

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015
BG 2015DblBox_id2032
Renewable NRG_id1934