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Article Posted: Green, RRSP-eligible community bonds coming soon

Monday, June 06, 2011

Tyler Hamilton, Energy and Technology Columnist for The Toronto Star explores community bond financing opportunities for community renewable energy projects.

 Read the article:  http://www.thestar.com/article/1001588--hamilton-green-rrsp-eligible-community-bonds-coming-soon


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OPA Announces 839 FIT Contracts for Mid-Sized Projects

Friday, May 27, 2011

Third round of mid-sized renewable energy contracts offered

Source:  http://fit.powerauthority.on.ca/third-round-mid-sized-renewable-energy-contracts-offered
On May 26, 2011, the OPA began offering contracts to 839 CAE FIT projects, representing more than 140 MW of capacity.  Contracts will be offered over the next 10 weeks.

These contract offers are the third phase of mid-sized (capacity allocation exempt) renewable energy projects and are for applications submitted between June 5 and December 7, 2010.  It is estimated that this will create and support more than 2,000 direct ...


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CEPP Education Grant Questions Now Posted

Friday, May 27, 2011

Submitted questions and responses are now posted under Education Grants.  All questions related to CEPP Education Grants were to be submitted by 5pm on Friday, May 20, 2011.  The deadline for submitting final CEPP Education Grant applications is Friday, June 3, 2011 by 5pm EDT.  See Apply for more details.


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Overview of New Education Grants Posted

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Originally Posted:  February, 2011

CEPP Education Grants are a new grant category and up to $500,000 per year of CEPP funding is available. Education Grants are available to co-operatives, not-for-profits and charities interested in carrying out projects to educate communities about the development of renewable energy generation facilities and to encourage local community engagement, participation and investment in renewable energy projects by increasing awareness of renewable energy. The education grants will also involve a diversity of technology types and geographic ...


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Solar Module Plant Job Fair in Guelph Draws Huge Crowd

Thursday, February 17, 2011

A huge crowd of people interested in the 400 new jobs offered by the Canadian Solar PV module plant in Guelph flocked to a job fair on Friday February 11. The line of interested applicants filled the room, snaked down the hallway and spilled out into the parking lot and around the block.

About 100 people already work at the solar module plant, but two more production lines are ramping up next month.

Read the full story here.


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Grant Application Forms and Guidelines Updated

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

In order to make the grant application and assessment process smoother, Application Forms and Guidelines for the Community Energy Partnerships Program (CEPP) grants have been updated. 

Additions to the Application Forms include sections for applicants to declare any conflicts with the CEPP and to provide further details related to the Financial Plan associated with their project. The Guidelines have also been updated to reflect the changes. 

Effective February 1, 2011, all applications must be submitted on the new Application Form (version ...


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CEPP Funding Update: Good News for Education and Coops

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Ontario Minister of Energy Brad Duguid recently announced amendments to the Community Energy Partnerships Program that increase funding of up to $500,000 available for cooperatively developed projects over 10 MW in Ontario, and allocate CEPP funding for educational purposes related to community-owned power in the province. For more information about the amendments, refer to the Ministerial Directive posted on November 26th.


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Twelve New CEPP Grants Announced

Monday, November 29, 2010

12 new grants supporting a dozen community-owned clean energy projects in Ontario were announced by the Community Energy Partnerships Program (CEPP) today.

The Strathroy-Middlesex General Hospital Foundation is one of the recipients in this second round of CEPP grants. The Foundation plans to develop a long term funding strategy for the charity that offers the public the opportunity to be involved with planned solar projects through donations and possibly shares or bonds.

Another CEPP grant recipient is the Headwaters Renewable ...


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Community Solar Power Co-operative to be established in Burlington

Monday, November 22, 2010

BurlingtonGreen will announce the development of one of Ontario’s first community renewable energy cooperatives at its November 23 Annual General Meeting, 6:30 p.m. at the Burlington Public Library. The new company, to be called BrightSky Power Community Solar Co-op, will enable people in Burlington to participate in and benefit from renewable energy solar power installations.

For more information, read the media release.


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Register Now for CEPP Workshop at CP Conference

Monday, November 08, 2010

Community Energy Partnerships Program (CEPP) staff will conduct a detailed and in-depth CEPP Grant Application workshop, and review your CEPP application, at the Community Power Conference taking place next week in Toronto.

  • Tuesday November 16th
  • 1:30 – 2:45 p.m. workshop / presentation, then 2:45 – 3:30 p.m. one on one reviews with CEPP staff
  • Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Room 706

Free to all CP Conference delegates, presenters and trade show pass holders.


Space is limited ...


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