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.


Helukabel_id1908
Latest Top Stories

Report Disputes U.S. Agency's Renewable Energy Projections

A new analysis from the Sun Day Campaign says renewables are slated to provide 16% of U.S. generating capacity by 2018 - over 20 years earlier than forecast by the Energy Information Administration.


Kansas Renewables Mandate Survives Yet Another Attack, But Is It Too Early To Celebrate?

Over the past three years, some legislators have tried to either weaken or repeal the state's renewable portfolio standard, which requires Kansas utilities to reach 20% renewables by 2020.


AWEA Highlights U.S. Wind Success Stories Of 2013

Despite a 92% drop in new capacity last year, the sector still has myriad reasons to celebrate, according to a new report from the American Wind Energy Association.


Feds List New Bird Species As Threatened - Should Wind Developers Be Worried?

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is designating the lesser prairie-chicken as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. An expert explains how this might affect the wind industry.


Senate Committee Passes Bill With Two-Year PTC Extension

The Senate Finance Committee has voted on a tax extenders package, which includes both the production tax credit (PTC) and investment tax credit, and sent it to the floor.

Acciona_id1907
UEA_id1896
JLG_id1900
WomenofWind_id
bonfiglioli_id1913
AWEA_id1886