Ontario Power Authority seeks renewables program adviser

The Ontario Power Authority seeks proposals to help the authority develop a procurement program for renewable energy supply. Proposals are due Nov. 26.

OPA seeks an adviser to develop a methodology for financial evaluations, support of the procurement, and an assessment of the renewables industry, including a review of renewables procurements in other jurisdictions.

The adviser would report directly to a project manager, beginning in early December. The procurement is expected to be completed in late 2008 or early 2009.

OPA issued the request for proposals Nov. 8 in response to the Ontario minister of energy’s directive that it procure 2,000 MW of renewable energy supply from projects greater than 10 MW. (HNN 8/29/07) Hydropower is eligible to compete in the procurement. OPA said it expects to procure the 2,000 MW in multiple phases. The first phase will be for about 500 MW.

The solicitation is on the Internet at www.powerauthority.on.ca under �RFPs� and �RFP for Advisory Services to Assist on Procurement for Renewable Energy Supply.�

Proposals are due by 4 p.m. Nov. 26 to Sheri Bizarro, Procurement Analyst, Advisory Services to Assist in Procurement for Renewable Energy Supply, Ontario Power Authority, 120 Adelaide St. West, Suite 1600, Toronto, Ontario M5H 1T1.

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