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Creating A Green Energy Act for Ontario : 

Creating A Green Energy Act for Ontario Presented by The Ontario Sustainable Energy AssociationRoberto Garcia A founding member of The Green Energy Act Alliance February 21, 2009 Hearst

Agenda : 

Agenda Introduction to OSEA Setting the Context About Green Energy Act Core Components Get Involved!

About OSEA : 

About OSEA What is OSEA? Province-wide, member-based non-profit association founded in 1999 to represent the goals and interests of the sustainable energy and community power sector. Who is OSEA? 75+ Community Power organizations representing 1500+ individuals and 35+ Associate members including individuals, First Nations, co-ops, farmers, businesses, municipalities and other institutions.

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Photo by K. Parre, 2009 - Picton Community Energy A portfolio approach to sustainable energy Local ownership: Employment and economic development Participation, influence and control Social and environmental benefits

Local Benefits of Community Power : 

Local Benefits of Community Power 5-10 times more benefits vs. traditional centralized models Photo by K. Stevens, 2009 – Renfrew

Founders of the Green Energy Act Alliance : 

Founders of the Green Energy Act Alliance Formed June 2008 – after RESOP hiatus

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Proposed legislation to support renewable energy and conservation To make Ontario a global leader in clean, renewable energy and conservation, creating thousands of jobs, economic prosperity, energy security and climate protection. A Green Energy Act

Intent : 

Intent Enable all Ontarians to participate and benefit from green energy as conservers and generators, at the lowest cost to consumers. Photo by K. Stevens, 2009 – North Bay

The Difference a Policy Makes : 

Photo by J. Etcheverry, 2008 The Difference a Policy Makes Green jobs Industry Canada: 13,000 jobs by 2012 Premier McGuinty: 50,000 jobs by 2012

GEA Targets vs. OPA Plan Targets: : 

GEA Targets vs. OPA Plan Targets: Targets

Core Components of the GEA : 

Core Components of the GEA Conservation Green Energy Procurement Fair, Fixed, Long-Term Pricing Obligation to Connect Photo by K. Stevens, 2008 – Ulsan

Conservation : 

Conservation The GEA supports a culture of conservation by: Empowering consumers Providing financing Promoting energy efficiency and effectiveness Education Protecting energy intensive industries

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“Be the Change to a Culture of Conservation” -Peter Love, Chief Conservation Officer, Ontario Photo by W. Dahlstrom, 2008 – Picton

Conservation : 

Conservation Mandate a commitment to continuously improve conservation 2.5% annual reduction in energy needs

Green Energy Procurement : 

Green Energy Procurement Grant priority purchase of power from green energy projects Principle procurement method: Feed-In Tariffs (an evolved RESOP)

Green Energy Act Targets : 

Green Energy Act Targets Guarantees the ability to sell energy produced for a guaranteed price and period of time Differentiate prices based on: Technology Resource intensity Project scale Project location Reasonable rate of return 100% inflation protection Fair Long Term Fixed Pricing Photo by K. Stevens, 2008 – Prescott-Russel

Fair Long Term Fixed Pricing : 

Fair Long Term Fixed Pricing Open and transparent process No cap on project/program size or voltage Creates a stable investment climate and jobs Photo by W. Dahlstrom, 2009 – Kingston

Obligation to Connect : 

Obligation to Connect The Green Energy Act must provide: A. Obligation to Connect Green Energy Projects B. Priority Grid Access for Green Energy C. Recovery and Allocation of Costs Photo by K. Stevens, 2009 - Killaloe

Other Components of the GEA : 

Other Components of the GEA Conservation Green Energy Procurement Fair, Fixed, Long-Term Pricing Obligation to Connect Grid Evolution Financing Green Energy Valuing Green Energy Engaging First Nations & Métis Communities Protecting Vulnerable Consumers Standardizing Regulatory Processes Photo by K. Stevens, 2008 – Lions Head

Proposed Legislation : 

Proposed Legislation To make Ontario a global leader in clean, renewable energy and conservation, creating thousands of jobs, economic prosperity, energy security and climate protection. To enable all Ontarians to participate and benefit from green energy as conservers and generators, at the lowest cost to consumers.

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What can you do? Photo by W. Dahlstrom, 2009 - Picton

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Sign the Petition Photo by K. Parre, 2009 - Guelph

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Get Informed A few resources to get you started www.greenenergyact.ca www.ontario-sea.org Photo by K. Stevens, 2009 – Ottawa

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Talk to Folks Photo by V. Kitchell, 2009 - Guelph

Join the GEA Alliance : 

Join the GEA Alliance Support the Vision, Goals and Key Components proposed Agree to have your name or organization’s name on official membership list and relevant campaign materials Receive Newsletter and invitations to all major GEA events www.greenenergyact.ca

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Contribute Your Stories and Feedback Please contact Jane Story 416-977-4441 x222 [email protected] Photo by K. Stevens & W. Park, 2008 – M’Chigeeng First Nation

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Organize an Event Photo by W. Park, 2009 - Kingston

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Engage the Government Photo by K. Stevens, 2009 - Ottawa

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Take your Message to the Media Photo by J. Etcheverry, 2008 - Kingston

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Become an Event or Campaign Sponsor Photo by K. Stevens, 2009 - Toronto

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What’s the Message? Establish conservation and renewable energy as top priorities for the province when procuring Enable communities, First Nations, homeowners, and farmers to become energy producers Offer fair prices fixed over the long term to those generating renewable energy Guarantee that renewable energy can be sold on the electricity grid to secure investment in renewables Photo by K. Stevens, 2009 - Pembroke

Actions : 

Actions Sign the petition card Get informed Talk to folks Become a Member of the GEA Alliance Contribute your stories and feedback Organize an event Engage the government Take your message to the media Become a Sponsor Become a Community Power proponent or partner -Logo-Logo-Logo

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Photo by K. Parre, 2009 - Picton As an individual

Or as Member or Partner of a Community Power Organization : 

Or as Member or Partner of a Community Power Organization Barrie Wind Catchers, 2008 - Barrie

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For more tools, tips and resources, visit: www.ontario-sea.org or www.greenenergyact.ca

Upcoming Panelists : 

Upcoming Panelists Pete Paradis (Moderator) – Green Sudbury Pierre Harrison – Play Learn Think John Hood – Sustainable Building & Energy Consultants Inc. Frank Kallonen – Greater Sudbury Utilities Gordon Harris – Sudbury Arts Council

Thank you : 

Thank you Photo by K. Stevens, 2008

Green Energy Act Road Show Contacts: : 

Green Energy Act Road Show Contacts: Sonya DeVellis (Road Show) 416-977-4441 [email protected] Jane Story (Road Show & Grassroots media) 416-977-4441 x222 [email protected] Tamar Adams (General queries & sponsorship) 416-597-2748 x227 [email protected]

Discussion : 

Discussion

Climb the Ladder of Participation : 

Climb the Ladder of Participation 40

Community Power : 

Community Power TREC’s Windshare Coop/Utility JV – 600kw (oerational) Haida Gwai Utility/Naikun Developer – 320MW Offshore Wind Barrie Wind Catchers Co-op/Municipality JV – 1.5 – 4 MW Chippewa First Nation/Windfall Ecology Center – 20MW Kitchener LIFE Co-op – 2 -10 MW Walpole Island First Nation – 10 MW Wikwimikong First Nation – 8MW+ Val-Eo Co-op/Developer Algonquin Power JV (Quebec) – 40 MW Pic Mobert First Nation – 18 MW Hydro (operational) Positive Power Co-op/Landowner JV – 10MW M’Chigeeng First Nation – 4 MW Many more……. 41

Municipalities: 3 Legs of the Stool : 

Municipalities: 3 Legs of the Stool $ Portfolio of Renewable Energy Resources Land/Site Control

Change, Energy and You : 

Change, Energy and You

Reactions to Change : 

Reactions to Change Denial Anger Bargaining Depression Acceptance

It’s Impossible! Why Bother? : 

It’s Impossible! Why Bother?

Procurement Order : 

Procurement Order All economic conservation All economic renewable generation All economic waste heat recovery All economic dispersed, high efficiency generation

Community Energy : 

Community Energy Components of community energy Planning Ownership Community power corporation Expanded role for local distribution companies Land pool leasing arrangements

REnewing Employment : 

REnewing Employment Evolution in light of Climate Change Economic Development Expanding RE and Conservation Sectors Green Collar Jobs Unions, unskilled labour, university and college graduates

Economic Development Potential for Ontario : 

Current state of the industry in Ontario: Turbine tower (Exhibition Place) was made in Ajax New solar/silicon manufacturing plant in Vaughan Most of the employees are former auto workers Land Leasing ($2-5K/yr/turbine) Community Power - Local Renewable Energy project ownership: First Nations Co-operatives Local land owners Economic Development Potential for Ontario

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