Jul 16, 2014 - The Canadian province of Ontario on Monday opened a request for qualifications to the Ontario Power Authority’s (OPA) Large Renewable Procurement round, which targets 565 MW of large renewable energy projects.
Of the total capacity, up to 300 MW will be available for onshore wind projects and 140 MW for solar. Also, there will be 50 MW and 75 MW for bioenergy and hydropower, respectively, OPA said on its website.
Developers can apply for qualification until September 4, while comments on the programme will be accepted until August 8. Through the request for qualifications the OPA will build a list of applicants that have the technical and financial resources as well as the willingness to develop large-scale projects. After that, project bidding is scheduled to begin from January 2015 and the winning candidates will be announced in August 2015.
If there is any unallocated capacity, OPA plans to organise more rounds of bidding.
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