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Ontario announces renewable energy projects


April 12, 2010
By Manure Manager

April 12, 2010, Toronto,
Ont – More Ontario homes and businesses will soon be powered by green energy
with the awarding of contract offers for almost 2,500 megawatts of renewable
energy announced recently by the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure.

April 12, 2010, Toronto,
Ont – More Ontario homes and businesses will soon be powered by green energy
with the awarding of contract offers for almost 2,500 megawatts of renewable
energy announced recently by the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure.

These projects, approved
under the province’s landmark Feed-in Tariff (FIT), are part of the largest
green energy investment of its kind in Canadian history.

These projects are in
addition to the 510 renewable energy contract offers totalling 112 megawatts
(MW) approved last month.

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The 184 projects announced
will generate enough energy to power 600,000 homes. Located in communities
across the province, the total 694 Feed-in Tariff (FIT) contract offers
announced to date will create 20,000 direct and indirect green jobs and attract
about $9 billion in private sector investment, as well as investment in new
Ontario-based manufacturing.

Enabling community and
aboriginal participation in renewable energy development is a key objective of
the province’s Green Energy Act. Thirty-six community and aboriginal projects
will receive a first round FIT contract. These projects are located in communities
throughout the province.

Seventy-six of the
approved projects are ground-mounted solar photovoltaic, 47 are on-shore wind
and 46 are waterpower projects. There are also seven biogas, two biomass, four
landfill gas, one roof top solar and one off-shore wind projects.


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