LONDON, ONTARIO – The London District Renewable Energy Co-operative Inc. (LDREC) is proud to announce that through the London Renewable Energy Initiative (LREI), a joint venture with London Hydro, 11 Small Feed-in-Tariff program applications have been submitted to the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) to develop and operate solar panels on 11 City of London owned buildings.
The proposed buildings are as follows: Stronach Arena, Pottersburg Pollution Control facility, Oakridge Arena, London Convention Centre, Lambeth Arena, Firehouse #2, Exeter Road Operations Centre, Nichols Arena, Aquatic Centre, Argyle Arena, and A.J. Tyler Operations Centre.
Although the OPA received applications representing nearly four times the capacity they will award, as a result of LDREC being one of the ventures of LREI, the projects qualify as community based projects and thus gain access to a special allocation of contracts. OPA has indicated they will communicate the results of their review within 120 days.
Additionally, the Co-operative has responded to the City of London’s Request for Expression of Interest in finding a community based or aboriginal partner for a landfill gas project. This project would be a project that would file an application under the Large FIT program from the OPA.
The Co-operative continues to evaluate other opportunities including purchasing existing Feed-in-Tariff projects as well as additional potential projects under the Large FIT program.