As part of the province's commitment to increase Ontario's supply of clean, renewable generation, the OPA is developing a program to negotiate new contracts for qualified existing hydroelectric generation facilities in Ontario.
On May 7, 2009, the Minister of Energy and Infrastructure issued a directive, asking the OPA, to enter into new contracts for hydroelectric facilities that are connected to the IESO-controlled grid but not currently owned by OPG. The hydroelectric facilities must not have been previously considered under any renewables RFP. Facilities with or without a current contract with a provincial government body or agency, for any part of the generation output, may participate. A new contract for a currently contracted facility will not start until after the existing contract expires.
2013 Legal Holidays
Pursuant to the definition of “Business Days” in the HCI Contracts (any day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or a legal holiday in the Province of Ontario), please be advised that the OPA will consider weekends and days designated as “Holidays” under the Ontario Courts of Justice Act (“CJA”). Review the designated Holidays for 2013.
HCI Upgrades - Submission of supplementary forms
For Suppliers that are applying for Upgrades, there exist provisions in the Amending Agreement that require acquiring an Independent Engineer ("IE") in which the Supplier shall seek approval from the OPA. Please complete the form found here.
As per Section 1.4 of the Amending Agreement, the Supplier shall provide the OPA with a test report prepared by the Supplier or IE and certified by the IE for the OPA's review and concurrence. Please complete the form found here.
Please return both forms to the OPA as per the instructions stated on the forms.
HCI Update - Exhibit J-1
For parties who will be undertaking Upgrades, Exhibit J-1 is available.