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  • OSEA: OWA and Ducks Unlimited Canada Advance Information Sharing in Ontario’s Boreal
    Unlimited Canada are pleased to announce the development of land information mapping products for northern Aboriginal Communities use Many of these communities are in the process of developing long term land use and resource management plans I am extremely pleased with the products of this positive partnership said Paul Norris OWA President Providing information on waterpower potential with waterfowl and wetlands values supports and empowers Aboriginal community land use planning and decision making The waterpower information was developed through an initiative focused in part on the alleviation of diesel dependency for remote communities and the assessment of hydroelectric potential in proximity to the Ring of Fire The wetlands and waterfowl information presented comes from a variety of sources and provides recent information regarding the location extent and types of wetlands and relative estimates of waterfowl values throughout a planning area Working with industry partners and providing planning tools to First Nations is an important means of protecting the number of wetland acres in Ontario added Erling Armson Head of Boreal Programs for Ducks Unlimited Canada Ontario Ontario s Boreal Region is one of the most important ecological areas for breeding waterfowl populations and its vast and continentally important wetlands The Northern Boreal and Land Use Planning will be featured at the 2014 Power of Water Canada Conference taking place October 19th 21st at the White Oaks Resort in Niagara on the Lake For more information on the Power of Water Canada conference please visit http conference owa ca 30 The OWA is a not for profit organization representing the common and collective interests of the waterpower industry and has been actively supporting First Nations capacity building for more than a decade For more information please visit owa ca Ducks Unlimited Canada DUC is the leader in wetland conservation A registered

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  • OSEA: Turn Your Idea Into A Business
    Ottawa based SmartNet Alliance SNA is offering to assist people with great green energy ideas to get into business The firm is calling for applications and will select six people with the best ideas FREE OF CHARGE these lucky six will receive up to 10 000 in support to get their ideas launch ready Janet Stewart long time Ottawa entrepreneur and President of SNA realized that so many people have innovative ideas but don t know what to do or where to start if they want to take them to market As a result she and other investors in SNA have developed The LaunchPAD From Idea to Start Up Available across Canada to anyone who is interested in starting a green energy business this program will take the individuals through all of the steps to get their business idea launch ready from market studies to payroll We started the Second Cup with a good idea but we had no idea of all the steps and all of the decisions that we would have to make just to get it going We made many expensive mistakes I wish that there had been something like SmartNet Alliance for us Frank O Dea Co founder of Second Cup How it works Interested individuals can download the application form at www SmartNetAlliance ca Deadline for submission is Wednesday November 19 2014 noon 12 applicants will be chosen from the submissions to make their PITCH in front of a panel of judges on Saturday November 29 Successful applicants will be announced by December 1 The program starts on January 12 2015 SmartNet Alliance is a virtual business incubator accelerator with a specific focus in the energy sector Funding comes from the energy industry principally the Canadian Union of Skilled Workers and Mindset Catalysts Inc These

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  • OSEA: Power of Water Canada a Resounding Success
    prosperity The Honourable Bill Mauro Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry Clean reliable and sustainable energy is critical to jobs and growth in every part of the province said Minister Mauro As waterpower producers you know how closely our prosperity is tied to our energy supply That tie holds nationally regionally and locally and the research bears this out My Ministry is working jointly with First Nation communities that have initiated community based land use planning under the Far North Act This work will clarify where development can occur and where land is designated for protection And this work will provide the certainty industry needs In the four community based land use plans prepared so far waterpower and electrical transmission have been important considerations added Minister Mauro I am extremely pleased with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry s recognition and support of waterpower said Paul Norris President of the OWA Waterpower was Ontario s original energy source and we are confident that it will continue to be the backbone for the future of energy in Ontario The Honourable Frank Iacobucci former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada was the event s keynote dinner speaker His Honour was recently appointed as lead negotiator on behalf of Ontario in discussions with Chiefs of the Matawa Tribal Council on resource developments in the Ring of Fire His address titled Canada and Aboriginal People Towards a New Relationship spoke to the importance of respect and trust in fostering relationships with First Nation people The Honourable Frank Iacobucci former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada His Honour emphasized the regrettable history of Canada s treatment of Aboriginal people but importantly the new existing opportunities for economic independence for Aboriginal communities in relation to renewable energy and infrastructure development He also mentioned

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  • OSEA: Senvion launches 3.2M114 for Canadian market
    II wind sites For its launch in Canada the 3 2M114 has been equipped with a full converter which facilitates its integration into various grids across Canada and the world It is also equipped with a hot air de icing system The de icing system has been developed tested and improved for better yields It is now going to be validated in the field at the 350 MW wind farm Rivière du Moulin in Quebec Canada The Senvion 3XM series is built on the company s MM series of 2 MW wind turbines combined with the know how gained from developing a 5 MW offshore wind turbine With almost 500 MW installed in Europe the 3 2M114 already has a proven track record In Canada the 3 2M114 will be offered on a 100 m tower Main components such as the blades are going to be produced by LM WindPower in Gaspé Québec Towers are going to be supplied by Marmen in Matane Québec Deliveries of the turbines are set to start in 2016 Speaking on the occasion of the launch Helmut Herold Senvion CEO North America said All of our innovations are based on proven technology and experience which make them particularly reliable At CanWEA we got confirmation that the Senvion 3 2M114 is the right wind turbine for the future It is great for Quebec and potentially also for other provinces such as British Columbia Speaking on the occasion of the launch Andreas Nauen CEO of Senvion SE said With our recently extended 3 XM series we will erect at least two gigawatts of newly installed capacity in the next two fiscal years By continuously improving and adapting our 3 XM series we are achieving greater yields for our customers Wind energy has to be and remain competitive

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  • OSEA: LRP I RFQ Qualified Applicant List Posted and Next Steps in the LRP Process
    on the LRP I RFQ Qualified Applicants List are reminded that they would not be eligible to submit a proposal under any future LRP I RFP but may qualify to participate in any future round of LRP procurement All Qualified Applicants and unsuccessful RFQ Applicants will be notified of their status directly via email Next Steps in the LRP Process The OPA is working to finalize the draft versions of the LRP I RFP and LRP I Contract and anticipates they will be posted in November Once the documents have been posted municipalities communities stakeholders and other interested parties will be invited to review them and provide feedback A webinar will also be scheduled to discuss the draft documents details on the timing of the webinar will be posted with the draft documents Once the LRP I RFP and LRP I Contract have been finalized the Qualified Applicants specified in the list above will be invited to submit proposals to the OPA for Large Renewable Projects Interested parties should subscribe to the LRP subscriber list to ensure they are kept aware of any updates relating to the LRP August 15 2014 LRP I RFQ Addendum and Other Updated Materials The OPA has posted revised materials for the LRP I RFQ including an Addendum to the LRP I RFQ updated Prescribed Forms and updated Transmission Availability Tables TAT Tables Please see below for further details on these materials All documents referenced are available on the Program Resources page Addendum The OPA has posted an Addendum to the LRP I RFQ in accordance with Section 2 3 of the LRP I RFQ This Addendum further clarifies the definitions of Similar Facility and Developing A blackline of the changes from the originally posted LRP I RFQ has also been posted Prescribed Forms The

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  • OSEA: OSEA Annual General Meeting and Board Elections Set
    three year terms 3 Supporter seats 1 Enabler seats 2 two year terms 1 Supporter seat 1 Enabler seat The candidate receiving the highest number of votes in each category will take the three year terms and the next greatest number of votes will secure the second shorter term Back to Top WHO CAN NOMINATE A CANDIDATE OSEA members that are in good standing are able to nominate and vote on candidates in their respective membership category Nominations and voting must be made by either an individual member or a proxy identified on behalf of the organization that is a member Back to Top HOW DO YOU NOMINATE A CANDIDATE Nominations can be made by sending an email to nicole ontario sea org and should include 1 Confirmation that you are an OSEA member or the designated proxy of your organization that is a member of OSEA in good standing 2 Your membership category Supporter Champion or Enabler 3 Confirmation from the proposed candidate that they are willing to run in the election for OSEA s Board and participate in the required process and meet the required obligations and fiduciary responsibilities of the organization if elected 4 A brief biography of the proposed nominee including a A photo b Their name c Title d Employer e Their track record in the sustainable energy sector Community public or private f How they meet the priorities set out by the Board see below g Whether they are currently a member or their organization is a member of OSEA this is not a requirement to run though membership is required if elected Back to Top PRIORITY DESIRED QUALIFICATION DEFINED BY THE OSEA BOARD The current Board has identified the following as priorities for prospective directors Gender and ethnic diversity Governance experience Experience fundraising sales to act in advisor role to staff Interest and experience with integrated sustainable energy systems combined power plants to act in advisor role to staff Experience in marketing branding and communications to act in advisor role to staff Senior level finance industry experience to act in advisor role to staff Executive level experience in Building and infrastructure development Energy efficiency Combined heat and power District energy Electricity and thermal storage Transportation Back to Top MANDATORY QUALIFICATIONS TO BE ELECTED AND SIT ON THE BOARD 1 Be a member in good standing 2 A signed Non disclosure agreement 3 Confirmation the nominee has reviewed and is familiar with the background documents a Current members http www ontario sea org Page asp PageID 861 SiteNodeID 206 b Current Staff and Directors http www ontario sea org Page asp PageID 122 ContentID 912 SiteNodeID 205 BL ExpandID 50 c OSEA letters patent Download PDF d OSEA by laws Download current updated version and proposed revisions e The Carver Governance Model Download PDF f OSEA Board policies 4 categories Download PDF Download Appendix g OSEA business plan and communications summary Download PDF 4 Secure a majority of votes in the respective membership category

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  • OSEA: Health Canada finds wind turbine noise not linked to health problems
    Health Canada findsWind turbine noise not linked to health problems Health Canada finds On November 6th Health Canada and Statistics Canada release the result of a land mark study on wind turbine noise and it s effects on illness and chronic disease concluding that there is no correlation Download the Brochure and Summary and Results Document Wind Turbine Noise and Health Study Brochure Wind Turbine Noise and Health Study Summary

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  • OSEA: Senvion wins 150 Megawatt contract for Canadian wind farm
    turbines to the 150 Megawatt MW Mesgi g Ugju s n MU wind farm in Quebec Canada With almost 500 MW installed in Europe the Senvion 3 2M114 already has a proven track record It is the first time Senvion will be installing the 3 2M114 equipped with a hot air de icing system on North American soil The Senvion 3 2M114 turbines each with a rated power of 3 2 MW a hub height of 100 metres and a rotor diameter of 114 metres are expected to produce enough electricity to power about 94 000 homes The MU wind project is owned and developed in a 50 50 partnership between the three Mi gmaq First Nations of Quebec and Innergex Renewable Energy Inc TSX INE It is the biggest wind farm project with First Nations participation in Quebec to date The project was awarded a power purchase agreement in March 2014 and is expected to be commissioned by the end of 2016 At the occasion of the contract signature Andreas Nauen CEO of Senvion SE commented We are delighted to deliver our turbines for this flagship project with the First Nations Big wind farms like MU highlight the importance of the renewable sector for the country Helmut Herold CEO North America at Senvion Canada Inc said I am happy that once again Innergex has put its trust in us I am convinced that our flexibility and our persistence but also our stellar performance at the Viger Denonville community wind farm have paid off We have experienced local teams here in Quebec which makes me confident that the project realisation will work very smoothly Viger Denonville is the first community wind farm in Quebec The Senvion MM92 turbines that were commissioned in November 2013 have an availability of 99 5

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