APPrO response to the release of Ontario's renewable energy RFQ, April 29, 2004

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For immediate release: April 29, 2004

RFQ bodes well for new environmentally-friendly power supplies

TORONTO, April 29 2004 -- Ontario’s power producers welcome the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Renewable Energy released by the Ontario Government on April 28 as an important step in addressing Ontario’s electricity supply while at the same time moving forward on its commitment to a greater role for renewable energy in Ontario’s energy mix. “APPrO has been advocating the important role renewables can play. The RFQ is vital to stimulate growth in this area, and is an important step in achieving a diverse portfolio of generation in the province. It’s a concrete action toward the government’s commitments that bodes well for clean air and more reliable energy supply. We expect that it will bring out firm proposals for new environmentally-friendly power in Ontario,” said David Butters, President of the Association of Power Producers of Ontario (APPrO).

Butters said that the RFQ appears to be consistent with APPrO recommendations to government, especially on the clarity of the evaluation criteria. And he said that the RFQ is reassuring to power producers in a broader sense because it implies a commitment to a market-based approach to lining up the most economic options for renewable energy. “APPrO members look forward to participating in developing the full RFP to ensure there is a package that truly succeeds in stimulating investment. This includes elements of the package relating to long term contracts, credit worthy counterparty, and an equitable balance of risks,” he noted.

APPrO is a non-profit organization representing more than 100 companies involved in the generation of electricity in Ontario, including generators and suppliers of services, equipment and consulting services. APPrO members produce power from co-generation, hydro-electric, gas, coal, nuclear, wind energy, waste wood and other sources. APPrO’s members currently produce over 95% of the electricity made in Ontario.

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For further information:
David Butters, President, 416-322-6549

Association of Power Producers of Ontario (APPrO)
PO Box 1084, Stn. F, Toronto, Ont. M4Y 2T7
tel.: 416-322-6549                fax 416-481-5785   
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Association of Power Producers of Ontario (APPrO)
PO Box 1084, Stn. F, Toronto, Ont. M4Y 2T7
tel.: 416-322-6549                fax 416-481-5785   
e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.     website: http://www.newenergy.org

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Last update: April 29, 2004
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