Amendments to the Technical Guide to Renewable Energy Approvals

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The Renewable Energy Approval (REA) regulation (O. Reg. 359/09) is intended to support the Ontario Government's Green Energy initiative to expand renewable energy generation, encourage energy conservation and promote the creation of clean energy jobs, while upholding our commitment to protecting the environment. The Renewable Energy Approval process is based on clearly communicated complete submission requirements, whereby proponents of renewable energy projects know in advance what studies and reports are expected of them in preparing a complete application for a Renewable Energy Approval.

The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) is proposing a number of revisions and updates to the Ministry's Technical Guide to Renewable Energy Approvals (Technical Guide) to provide additional guidance in support of the regulatory amendments which came into effect on May 1, 2016 (EBR Decision Notice 012-4493). The purpose of the Technical Guide is to provide an explanation of the requirements to complete an application for an REA in accordance with O. Reg. 359/09 under the Environmental Protection Act (EPA).
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September 1, 2016
Comments Due Date:
October 31, 2016