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  • OSEA: Several OSEA members awarded first FIT contracts
    at a press conference held at a Loblaw store in Toronto Loblaw has obtained FIT contracts to install solar panels on over 100 of its stores throughout the province Everybody is participating from everywhere in Ontario from farmers schools and hospitals to large scale retail and commercial operations said Brad Duguid Minister of Energy and Infrastructure Most of the 500 projects announced are solar although several are for wind hydro and biogas All are between 10 and 500 kW which allows them to be connected to a highly constrained transmission system without going through a capacity assessment They Minister of Energy and Infrastructure Hon Brad Duguid Photographer Andrew Yates are located in 120 communities and include projects by farmers municipalities schools and hospitals as well as large retail and commercial operations such as Loblaw Together they have the capacity to generate over 112 megawatts of electricity enough to power 15 000 homes and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 6 000 tonnes a year equivalent to talking 1 300 cars off the road OSEA s members include the City of Toronto 3G Energy Corp Hydro Ottawa Earth Rangers and the Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalists Congregation which successfully sold debentures to finance the instalment of solar panels on the roof of its Riverdale church In all just 10 community power projects were awarded contracts While this event is great for showing businesses in Ontario that they can participate in generating green energy most households and small CEO of Ontario Power Authority Colin Andersen Photographer Andrew Yates businesses have not got the message that the Green Energy Act is for them as well said Robert Hellier OSEA chairman who attended the press conference I would like to see an event such as this to demonstrate that the Green Energy Act is about both community

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  • OSEA: OSEA pursues better energy policy for Ontario
    or provide your input please participate in the OSEA membership call scheduled for 1 00 p m on Thursday March 25th 2010 or feel free to provide you input online at http www ontario sea org Page asp PageID 924 ContentID 2114 Community ownership can reduce setbacks A recent policy clarification by the Ministry of the Environment supports one of OSEA s long promoted Community Power best practices known as collaborative land leases A collaborative land lease sometimes also called a land pooling lease creates a social contract within the area a wind project is being considered It does this by ensuring that most if not all landowners benefit through a transparent and equitable ownership and lease structure The agreement structure is collaboratively developed by the developer and the community It is standardized for all participating landowners providing shares equity in the project based on whether a windmill is placed on beside or insight of their property Whether implemented under a 100 community owned model or through a community private sector partnership these contracts normally provide an opportunity to the landowners to buy further preferred shares in the project Often the agreement also allows for a fixed number of shares annually to be bought back from the private sector partner if any over time allowing the local community to increase equity in the project The Ministry of the Environment s clarification is that landowners who are shareholders are exempt from the 550 meter setback requirement for non participating receptors To learn more about the collaborative land lease structure and other Community Power best practices contact Harry French our Community Power Service Director at 416 977 4441 x222 or harry ontario sea org New service fee ruling for microFIT projects A new ruling from the Ontario Energy Board OEB sets a

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  • OSEA: People across the province embrace renewable energy
    energy While opposition to wind turbines bio digesters and solar farms make the headlines communities are forging ahead with projects that will produce hundreds of megawatts of power In the latest procurement of renewable energy by the Ontario Power Authority contracts under the province s feed in tariff program have been awarded to 36 community and Aboriginal groups This is great news for both the province and the planet says Kristopher Steven executive director of the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association which represents communities developing renewable energy projects The high number of contracts awarded to communities and Aboriginal groups clearly indicates that people see the opportunities to financially benefit from generating renewable energy while meeting their moral obligation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and pollution It is clear that there is widespread acceptance of renewable energy especially when local people are involved In total contracts for 254 megawatts of electricity have been awarded to communities eligible for the adder to the feed in tariff paid for renewable energy Aboriginal groups have received contracts for a total of 120 megawatts One of those is M Chigeeng First Nations a member of OSEA which is in the final stages of developing a 10 megawatt wind farm on Manitoulin Island called Mother Earth Renewable Energy Another OSEA member the Windfall Ecology Centre has with the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation formed the Pukwis Energy Co op which also received a contract for power from the 54 megawatt wind farm it is developing Community power projects allow Ontarians to invest in and own a part of Ontario s new green energy economy said Brent Kopperson who sits on Pukwis board By granting contracts to community power projects the government has ensured the people of Ontario can directly share the financial benefits of these renewable

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  • OSEA: Aboriginal communities to receive funds for green energy
    and Infrastructure Through this new partnership program we are creating the conditions necessary for success by providing concrete support to build capacity in Aboriginal communities Current Ontario initiatives to support Aboriginal participation include a 250 million loan guarantee program and price adders for Feed In Tariff projects in which Aboriginal communities have a minimum of 10 per cent equity stake The new Aboriginal Energy Partnership Program AEPP administered by the Ontario Power Authority OPA has three interrelated components The Aboriginal Renewable Energy Fund the Aboriginal Renewable Energy Network and Aboriginal Community Energy Plans The Aboriginal Renewable Energy Fund will fund some of the initial up front costs associated with developing a new renewable energy project The program will cover costs such as resource assessments engineering studies environmental and regulatory approval studies and business plan preparation Qualified Aboriginal community projects are eligible for a maximum of 500 000 under the Aboriginal Renewable Energy Fund The Anishinaabe peoples in Northern Ontario have not had the opportunity to advise Ontario of their own aspirations relative to their energy needs until now The Aboriginal Renewable Energy Fund will enable First Nations and Ontario to define their partnership in practical terms at the community level It will also enable both parties to harmonize their efforts successfully in a renewable green energy program for our children and generations yet unborn said Elder Fred Kelly member of the OPA s Aboriginal Advisory Committee The AEPP also includes the Aboriginal Renewable Energy Network which is an evolving web based tool that provides information about Ontario s electricity system types of renewable energy resources and technology the FIT and microFIT programs environmental requirements business planning project development and project management The Network will be a useful tool for those who are asked to develop a project in an aboriginal

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  • OSEA: Funding program for community power announced
    renewable energy projects with the announcement of the Community Energy Partnerships Program The CEPP will finance up to 90 per cent of eligible development costs to a maximum of 200 000 for community power projects between 10 kilowatts and 10 megawatts Co ops charities not for profits and individual Ontarians such as farmers developing projects are eligible for the fund Financial barriers are a significant impediment to communities developing their own green power projects attests CEPP program director Laurie Arron The CEPP will provide vital seed capital to encourage the development of community power An introductory webinar on May 19th at 10 00 a m EST will discuss applying for CEPP funding Webinar Details Welcome Ontario Applying to the CEPP Date Wednesday May 19 2010 Time 2 00 p m EST 4 00 p m EST To participate please send an email to info communityenergyprogram ca For more details click here A comprehensive review of eligibility criteria to apply for CEPP funding guidelines for the CEPP application process and CEPP application forms plus an interactive Q A session Featured facilitators include Deborah Doncaster Executive Director Community Power Fund Laurie Arron Program Director Community Energy Partnerships Program CEPP Meghan MacLennan Program

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  • OSEA: Photographic exhibition focuses on energy
    produced by PhotoSensitive in partnership with OSEA PhotoSensitive is a not for profit collective of professional photographers which has been using the power of the picture to bring about social change for 20 years Issues covered in previous exhibitions include homelessness AIDS child poverty and water The choice of energy as the theme of the upcoming show could not be timelier at least in Ontario where a green energy revolution is underway And with climate change and the BP oil spill in the headlines never has the issue of energy been more top of mind of the public The exhibition will include a hundred black and white photos taken by some of Canada s best photographers The aim is to raise awareness of renewable energy initiatives such as those being developed by OSEA members as well as highlight other related issues such as energy consumption and conservation There will also be a video component covering 10 to 15 subjects The show is scheduled to open in the fall of 2011 at which time it will tour the province However a preview may be on display at OSEA s annual Community Power Conference this November As well a book of the photographs will be published and a DVD will be produced In order to ensure that every essential aspect of energy is covered an advisory committee has been formed made up of photographers and energy experts including OSEA staff and members Because the exhibition will look at all methods of generating renewable energy OSEA members may be asked to participate PhotoSensitive s photographers will want to talk to power generators about their projects so that informative captions can be included with the photographs Help in accessing great locations and situations in which photographs can be taken is also needed Funding for

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  • OSEA: New membership application online
    finalized and is currently in place We now offer four membership categories that are based on supporting OSEA s values mission and vision and offer a variety of benefits that include discounts on services and products invitation to member update webinars and recognition in OSEA s extensive network of members and affiliates Past and current members who renew before July 1st will also receive 15 off their membership fees this

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  • OSEA: Speak out about the proposed microFIT price change
    http microfit powerauthority on ca Program updates ground mount php New Price Category Proposed for microFIT Ground Mounted Solar PV Projects Video Interviews Speaking out about the microFIT price change Ken Tota from Farmers for Economic Opportunity Kris Stevens executive director OSEA Mike Schreiner leader Ontario Green Party Find your MPP MPP Riding Dickson Joe Ajax Pickering Brown Michael A Algoma Manitoulin McMeekin Ted Ancaster Dundas Flamborough Westdale Carroll M Aileen Barrie Prue Michael Beaches East York Kular Kuldip Bramalea Gore Malton Dhillon Vic Brampton West Jeffrey Hon Linda Brampton Springdale Levac Dave Brant Murdoch Bill Bruce Grey Owen Sound Savoline Joyce Burlington Martiniuk Gerry Cambridge Sterling Norman W Carleton Mississippi Mills Hoy Pat Chatham Kent Essex Ruprecht Tony Davenport Caplan David Don Valley East Wynne Hon Kathleen O Don Valley West Jones Sylvia Dufferin Caledon O Toole John Durham Colle Mike Eglinton Lawrence Peters Hon Steve Elgin Middlesex London Crozier Bruce Essex Cansfield Donna H Etobicoke Centre Qaadri Shafiq Etobicoke North Broten Hon Laurel C Etobicoke Lakeshore Lalonde Jean Marc Glengarry Prescott Russell Sandals Liz Guelph Barrett Toby Haldimand Norfolk Johnson Rick Haliburton Kawartha Lakes Brock Chudleigh Ted Halton Horwath Andrea Hamilton Centre Miller Paul Hamilton East Stoney Creek Aggelonitis Hon Sophia Hamilton Mountain Mitchell Hon Carol Huron Bruce Hampton Howard Kenora Rainy River Gerretsen Hon John Kingston and the Islands Milloy Hon John Kitchener Centre Pendergast Leeanna Kitchener Conestoga Witmer Elizabeth Kitchener Waterloo Van Bommel Maria Lambton Kent Middlesex Hillier Randy Lanark Frontenac Lennox and Addington Clark Steve Leeds Grenville Matthews Hon Deborah London North Centre Bentley Hon Christopher London West Ramal Khalil London Fanshawe Chan Hon Michael Markham Unionville Fonseca Hon Peter Mississauga East Cooksville Sousa Charles Mississauga South Mangat Amrit Mississauga Brampton South Takhar Hon Harinder S Mississauga Erindale Delaney Bob Mississauga Streetsville MacLeod Lisa Nepean Carleton Klees Frank Newmarket Aurora Craitor Kim Niagara Falls Hudak Tim Niagara West Glanbrook Gélinas France Nickel Belt Smith Hon Monique M Nipissing Rinaldi Lou Northumberland Quinte West Jaczek Helena Oak Ridges Markham Flynn Kevin Daniel Oakville Ouellette Jerry J Oshawa Naqvi Yasir Ottawa Centre McGuinty Hon Dalton Ottawa South Chiarelli Bob Ottawa West Nepean McNeely Phil Ottawa Orléans Meilleur Hon Madeleine Ottawa Vanier Hardeman Ernie Oxford DiNovo Cheri Parkdale High Park Miller Norm Parry Sound Muskoka Wilkinson Hon John Perth Wellington Leal Jeff Peterborough Arthurs Wayne Pickering Scarborough East Dombrowsky Hon Leona Prince Edward Hastings Yakabuski John Renfrew Nipissing Pembroke Moridi Reza Richmond Hill Bailey Robert Sarnia Lambton Orazietti David Sault Ste Marie Duguid Hon Brad Scarborough Centre Berardinetti Lorenzo Scarborough Southwest Phillips Hon Gerry Scarborough Agincourt Best Hon Margarett R Scarborough Guildwood Balkissoon Bas Scarborough Rouge River Dunlop Garfield Simcoe North Wilson Jim Simcoe Grey Bradley Hon James J St Catharines Hoskins Hon Eric St Paul s Brownell Jim Stormont Dundas South Glengarry Bartolucci Hon Rick Sudbury Shurman Peter Thornhill Mauro Bill Thunder Bay Atikokan Gravelle Hon Michael Thunder Bay Superior North Ramsay David Timiskaming Cochrane Bisson Gilles Timmins James Bay Murray Glen R Toronto Centre Tabuns Peter

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