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What's New

See the following for current news and public statements from APPrO. Older releases are archived in reverse chronological order in the second section, below.

  • APPrO announces significant new speakers and participation options to enhace the conference experience, November 5 2014
  • APPrO comments on design options for the OPA's Large Renewable Procurement program (LRP), February 18 2014
  • APPrO comments on design options for the OPA's CHP procurement program (Combined Heat and Power), February 18 2014
  • Ontario’s power producers welcome updated energy plan, December 2 2013
  • Minister plans progress reports on LTEP to increase transparency, November 19 2013
  • APPrO comments on Ontario's Long Term Energy Plan, September 7 2013
  • APPrO launches Power Memory Project to honor industry achievements, August 7 2013
  • Minister Bob Chiarelli to be featured as the APPrO 2013 banquet keynote speaker
  • APPrO honours Rob Cary with the 2012 Hedley Palmer Award, November 7, 2012
  • "Ontario's Electricity System: Headed in the Right Direction," Dave Butters' Speech to the Toronto Board of Trade, May 29, 2012
  • Power Producers comment on FIT 2.0 draft rules and contract, April 27, 2012
  • Power Producers Welcome Ontario commitment to continue, improve FIT program, March 22, 2012
  • APPrO releases coment on the value of CMSCs in Ontario's power market, December 14 2011
  • Canadian Sustainable Energy Pioneers Win Probyn Prize, November 16 2011
  • APPrO discusses future fuel supply issues with Industrial Gas Users Association, May 6 2011 (pdf)
  • APPrO President Dave Butters addresses 4th Canadian German Solar PV conference, March 2011
  • Power Producers Welcome Long Term Energy Plan for Province, November 23, 2010
  • Canadian Energy Innovation Award Presented to Morgan Solar, November 16, 2010
  • APPrO identifies principles for Long Term Energy Plan, October 30, 2010
  • APPrO comments on the proposed regulation on reallocation of Global Adjustment charges, October 2010
  • APPrO publishes its comments on the OEB Natural Gas Market Review EB-2010-0199, presented to the Ontario Energy Board October 7/8, 2010
  • APPrO, OCE and BLG announce the opening of nominations for the Energy Innovation Award, September 9 2010
  • Ontario Power Producers Applaud FIT Contract Awards, April 8 2010
  • Ontario Power Producers Applaud FIT Applications Announcement, December 17, 2009
  • OEB releases webcast of generator briefing – now available on APPrO’s website, December 9, 2009
  • Canadian Sustainable Energy Pioneers Honored With First Ever Probyn Prize, November 18, 2009
  • APPrO Welcomes the Feed In Tariff Program, September 24, 2009    (PDF)
  • APPrO presentation on the Green Energy and Green Economy Act, to the Committee on General Government, April 22 2009
  • Ontario power producers welcome Green Energy and Green Economy Act, February 23, 2009
  • APPrO releases submissions on climate change regulation: APPrO comments on the recent Western Climate Initiative ("WCI") design documents including the Allocation Paper and Discussion Paper on FJD Boundary Options for Regulating Imports (February 6 2009), and APPrO comments on WCI design documents, 2008.
  • Hydro One outlines redesigned connection process, January 26, 2009
  • APPrO releases reports on Standard Offer Program briefings, January 13, 2009
  • Three Associations make joint recommendations on grandfathering RESOP applications
  • APPrO releases comments on Clean Energy Standard Offer Program (CESOP)
  • APPrO endorses OPA process for peaking generation in Northern York Region
  • APPrO publishes recommendations on Distributed Generation, September 10, 2007
  • APPrO congratulates the OPA on the release of the IPSP, August 29 2007
  • Power Producers welcome renewables directive, August 27 2007
  • APPrO welcomes new energy supply programs, June 14 2007
  • APPrO gives its advice to the Arnett Panel on structural questions in the power sector, May 30 2007
  • APPrO releases framework document on climate change policy for Ontario, April 27, 2007
  • "APPrO commends 22 new power producers" - Response to the announcement of the first Standard Offer contracts, February 27, 2007
  • APPrO statement on release of the final Standard Offer Program Rules, November 9, 2006 (PDF format here)
  • APPrO congratulates OPA and bidders on completion of the Combined Heat and Power RFP, October 16, 2006
  • "What power generators are looking for from the Industry Task Force on Hourly Nomination Windows," Presentation by APPrO President David Butters, September 7, 2006
  • APPrO statement on Bruce Power's announcement of August 17, 2006
  • APPrO statement on the Supply Mix directive, June 13, 2006
  • APPrO statement on the government's new supply announcement for downtown Toronto, February 10, 2006
  • APPrO statement on the release of the OPA's Supply Mix Advice report, December 9, 2005
  • APPrO Submission to the OEB on the Standard Offer_Program, December 5, 2005.pdf
  • "APPrO Perspectives on Standard Offer Contract" presentation to the Ontario Power Authority, November 16, 2005
  • "OPA announcement good news but underscores seriousness of Ontario electricity supply problem" - APPrO statement on the announcement of 2900 MW of further procurement, October 28, 2005
  • "Bruce Power Announcement Positive for Ontario" - APPrO statement on the completion of an agreement between Bruce Power and the OPA, October 17, 2005
  • APPrO's submission to the OPA on the Supply Mix, August 26, 2005
  • APPrO's submission to OEB Natural Gas Electricity Interface Review (NGEIR), August 11, 2005
  • APPrO presentation to IESO meeting on day ahead issues, August 11, 2005
  • "The Advantages of Generation to York Region," APPrO's submission to the York Region Working Group, July 28, 2005
  • APPrO's submission to the OPA's consultation on generation procurement, July 26, 2005
  • "The old model broke; It's not coming back," Editorial by APPrO President David Butters, from the Globe and Mail, July 25, 2005
  • "Coal replacement announcement a prudent step" - APPrO statement on the Ontario government's announcement of revised plans for coal replacement and for further procurement of new generation, June 15, 2005
  • APPrO President David Butters’ presentation to the Ontario Power Summit, stressing the need for policy continuity to promote long-term investment, June 13, 2005   Notes for remarks
  • "Energy Matters" - APPrO's presentation to the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, May 18, 2005
  • APPrO statement on the Minister of Energy's announcement about the second renewable energy RFP, April 19, 2005
  • APPrO statement on the Minister of Energy's announcement about CES contracts, April 13, 2005
  • "The status of Ontario's supply needs," Keynote presentation by APPrO President David Butters, March 15, 2005
  • APPrO submission on Transmission and Distribution, for the Ontario Ministry of Energy "Look Ahead" consultation process, February 28, 2005
  • APPrO statement on the announcement of winners in Ontario's 300 MW renewable RFP, November 24 2004

  • APPrO's archive of older news, releases and statements:
  • Copies of letters sent to federal cabinet ministers from the Energy Dialogue Group, September 3, 2004
  • APPrO presentation on Bill 100 to the Standing Committee on Social Policy, August 26, 2004
  • APPrO recommendations on the RFI/RFQ for Clean Energy, August 20, 2004
  • Submission of the Energy Dialogue Group to Canada's Council of Energy Ministers, July 19, 2004. APPrO is a founding member of the Energy Dialogue group, and the joint submission titled "Time for a New Focus for Energy in Canada" called on the Ministers to encourage investment in energy supply along with increasing energy efficiency to meet Canada’s future energy needs. Click on one of the following links for the Energy Dialogue Group’s submission and news release.
  • APPrO response to the introduction of Bill 100 (the Electricity Restructuring Act, 2004) June 15, 2004
  • APPrO presentation to the Ontario Energy Forum, June 9, 2004
  • APPrO recommendations on the RFQ for renewable energy, May 20, 2004
  • APPrO response to the release of the RFQ for renewable energy, April 29, 2004
  • APPrO response to Ontario Energy Minister Dwight Duncan's vision speech, April 15, 2004
  • David Butters appointed President of APPrO, April 7, 2004
  • "An Excellent Decision" - APPrO's comment on the announcement of plans for a contracting process, January 21, 2004
  • "A Wake-Up Call" - APPrO's response to the release of the final report of the Electricity Conservation and Supply Task Force, January 14, 2004
  • IPPSO's statement on the government's plan to end the freeze on electricity prices, October 31, 2003
  • IPPSO's statement on the province's Green Power Standard, July 3, 2003
  • IPPSO's statement on new supply initiatives, April 17, 2003
  • IPPSO's statement on OEB reform, April 15, 2003
  • IPPSO's statement on the tax changes in announced in the provincial economic statement, March 28, 2003
  • IPPSO's statement on the limited extension of the rate caps, March 21, 2003
  • IPPSO's submission on reform of the OEB, November 22, 2002
  • IPPSO's statement on the Ontario electricity market, November 7, 2002
  • IPPSO's statement on the announcement of government plans to develop recommendations on a Renewable Portfolio Standard for Ontario, October 2, 2002
  • IPPSO's presentation to the Ontario Electricity Restructuring Forum on the possible privatization of Hydro One, May 6, 2002
  • IPPSO's statement on the opening of the Ontario electricity market, May 1, 2002
  • IPPSO's submission to the Ontario Legislature's Select Committee on Alternative Fuels, February 19 2002, recommending a Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) for Ontario:
  • The Wind Power Task Force Report, released in February 2002
  • IPPSO's Statement on the announcement of the market opening date, December 18, 2001
  • IPPSO's draft RPS rule
  • NUGs in the IMO's 10-year forecast
  • How is Ontario's Reserve Margin?
  • IPPSO's discussion paper on the Ontario government's proposed emission trading system (April 4, 2001, in .doc format)
  • IPPSO's Statement on the announcement of a deadline for market opening, April 27, 2001
  • IPPSO's Statement on the announcement of an 8% rate increase, March 30, 2001
  • Why Ontario should open its power market quickly IPPSO's Statement at the Gas and Power Fair, March 7, 2001
  • IPPSO's Statement on the delay in market opening, June 23, 2000
  • IPPSO's Statement on the transfer of the Bruce nuclear plan to new operators, July 11, 2000
  • Evidence submitted in January 2000 to the Ontario Energy Board in the hearings into the year 2000 Ontario Hydro Networks Company transmission tariff:
  • IPPSO's evidence
  • Evidence from R Fagan of Tabors Caramanis
  • IPPSO's response to interrogatories (1 of 4)
  • IPPSO's response to interrogatories (2 of 4)
  • IPPSO's response to interrogatories (3 of 4)
  • IPPSO's response to interrogatories (4 of 4)
  • IPPSO Position paper on OHSC transmission tariffs, updated as of November 25, 1999 (in MSWord format)
  • Recent report by IPPSO's co-counsel (Tom Brett of Smith Lyons) on the OEB ruling on the Standard Supply Market November 8, 1999 (in pdf format) and, in word format
  • Overhead slides from presentation by IPPSO's co-counsel (Tom Brett of Smith Lyons) on the OEB ruling on the Standard Supply Market November 2, 1999
  • The Final Report (October 14, 1999) of Ontario's Advisory Committee on the existing NUG Contracts
  • Guidelines for Interconnection of IPPs to distribution systems a 1999 report prepared for the Alberta Electric Transmission Council (ETC), which sponsored the development of these guidelines
  • Rate impact of IPPSO proposal, September 9 paper by Bob Fagan
  • Discussion paper by IPPSO consultant Bob Fagan of Tabors Caramanis Associates (on gross vs. net transmission tariff issues) of August 12, 1999 (in word format)
  • IPPSO discussion paper on proposed OHSC transmission rates (in word format) or In RTF format
  • IPPSO's Final Argument on Default Supply, for the Ontario Energy Board Standard Supply Service hearings, August 1999
  • IPPSO interim response to the release of financial restructuring plans for Ontario Hydro, April 1, 1999
  • The Final Report of the Market Design Committee
  • IPPSO's submission to the OEB on the proposed Ontario Transmission Rates (in wp6)
  • IPPSO's submission to the OEB on the proposed Ontario Transmission Rates (in zip)
  • Servco's proposed tariff structure
  • IPPSO interim response to the stranded debt estimations, October 27, 1998
  • IPPSO News Release and Submission for the Ontario Legislative hearings on "The Electricity Act," August 20, 1998
  • IPPSO Statement on the introduction of electricity competition legislation, June 9, 1998
  • IPPSO Statement on the appointment of the Chair and establishment of the Market Design Committee, January 20, 1998
  • Archived IPPSO FACTO newsmagazine issues on line:
    October 1996
    August 1996
    June 1996
    April 1996
    February 1996 and
    December 1995
  • State Renewable Energy News Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Utility Technologies and prepared by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Subcommittee on Renewable Energy, the State Renewable Energy News is described as a "compilation of utility oriented renewable energy activities in the (United) States."

    Sustainable Energy News This Web site contains the most recent issues of the Sustainable Energy News -- the International Network for Sustainable Energy (INFORSE) quarterly newsletter. A link to the INFORSE home page and e-mail links to contacts at INFORSE and the newsletter's editorial office in Denmark are provided here as well.

    Canadian Electricity Forum Magazine's News Website

    Energy Online's Restructuring News

    CADDETT's Renewable Energy Newsletter

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    Last update: September 14, 2006
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