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Wind and solar experts to speak at Ontario Feed-in Tariff Supply Chain Forum

Over 50 renewable energy experts are confirmed to speak at the upcoming Ontario Feed-in Tariff (FIT) Supply Chain Forum, which will take place from October 5-6 in Toronto. The event is being organized by Canadian Clean Energy Conferences, a company specializing in Canadian clean energy and sustainable water events.


This industry event will bring together wind and solar developers, manufacturers, suppliers and regulators to discuss the key challenges and opportunities for building Ontario's renewable energy supply chains.


The region's wind and solar industries are undergoing rapid changes as a result of the Green Energy Act's Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) program, which supports renewable energy development on a grand scale. For this program to succeed, the company says Ontario needs to build stable and competitive wind and solar supply chains. This event will attempt to answer the critical questions surrounding the development of the province's renewable energy industries.


Canadian Clean Energy Conferences says the Ontario FIT Supply Chain Forum will bring together regulators, developers, manufacturers, industry associations and financiers to provide clarity, certainty and momentum to the centre piece of the Ontario Green Energy and Economy Act.


“The forum provides an excellent platform for project developers, wind and solar manufacturers, and regulators to discuss the key questions surrounding the development of the region's renewable energy industries, including the latest updates on domestic content requirements, Economic Connection Tests (ECTs) and grid expansion,” said Adrienne Baker, director of Canadian Clean Energy Conferences.


Bob Chow, director of Transmission Integration at the Ontario Power Authority (OPA), will be presenting on the status of the FIT connection assessment process and providing more detail on the ECT at the forum.


“While the OPA has played an important role in the upfront work related to renewable generation development, I'm looking forward to seeing the real work that is required to bring the developments to life—thanks to the hard work of many of the people attending this conference,” said Chow.


Many industry organizations and partners are supporting the event, including the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA), The Great Lakes Wind Network (GLWN), the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA), the Association of Power Producers of Ontario (APPrO), Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME), the Canadian Renewable Energy Alliance (CanREA), Navigant Consulting, and McMillan LLP.


For more information on the forum, visit

July 28, 2010  By  John Gilson

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