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Government Implementing Changes to Regional Planning and Siting
The Ontario government is improving the siting of large energy infrastructure projects by implementing18 recommendations made by the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) and the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO).
The new rules will ensure large energy infrastructure is located in the right place from the start, improve municipal engagement and public consultation, and ensure greater predictability for the energy sector.
Earlier this year, the government asked the OPA and the IESO to propose new siting rules for large energy projects. Work was completed over the summer and both agencies recently submitted an action plan to the Minister of Energy.
Engaging with municipalities helps build strong, vibrant communities. This is part of the government’s plan to strengthen the economy and support a dynamic and innovative business climate that attracts investment and helps create jobs.
We want to get these decisions right, and we are committed to ensuring communities have their say right from the start.”
Minister of Energy
OPA-IESO Planning and Siting Recommendations
On May 6, 2013, the Minister of Energy asked the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) and the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) to work together to develop recommendations to improve how large energy infrastructure projects are sited and to include local voices in the planning and siting process.
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