APPrO applauds FIT contract awards: news release, April 8 2010
Ontario Power Producers Applaud Feed-in Tariff Contract Awards
TORONTO, April 8, 2010 - Ontario's power producers today applauded the Ontario Power Authority on the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) contract awards announcement, as well as the APPrO member companies who have been notified of their contract awards.
“The FIT was intended to spur renewable generation development and APPrO is very pleased that the OPA working with Hydro One has been able to award as many FIT contracts as announced today. Our member companies have already developed and built most of Ontario’s renewable and clean energy projects, investing billions of dollars into the Ontario electricity sector, and they intend to do more of the same through FIT,' Butters said.
He added that the next big electricity sector challenge is to address the capacity constraints in our transmission system in order to realize the full potential for renewable generation in Ontario.
APPrO is a non-profit organization representing more than 100 companies involved in the commercial generation of electricity in Ontario, including generators, suppliers of services, equipment and consulting services. APPrO members produce power from nuclear, hydro, fossil, wind, biomass and other energy sources. APPrO's members currently produce over 95% of the electricity generated in Ontario.
For further information contact:
David Butters, President
Association of Power Producers of Ontario (APPrO)
25 Adelaide St. E., Suite 1602, Toronto ON M5C 3A1
tel: (416) 322-6549 ext 231
fax: (416) 481-5785