The Town of Caledon Council showed its support for green energy and a green economy by passing a resolution on August 14, 2012 which supports, in principle, rooftop-mounted solar projects within Caledon.
On August 10, 2012, the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) released new rules for the Feed-In Tariff (FIT) program regarding electricity production for renewable energy projects. These new rules allow FIT projects to be prioritized based on meeting certain conditions. Projects that receive the most points will be offered contracts first—in the new system, support through a Council resolution is worth two points.
“Caledon continues to be supportive of green energy and the promotion of a green economy,” Mayor Marolyn Morrison said. “We would like to encourage more green investment within the Town and continue to be a leader as the greenest Town in Ontario.”
The responsibility of approving projects remains under the jurisdiction of the OPA, and the Town will not be providing monetary support for these projects.
Prospective applicants and interested parties can find the resolution at www.caledon.ca. For more information regarding the Council Resolution, please contact Tom Darlow in Energy and Environmental Planning at 905.584.2272 x. 4269 or firstname.lastname@example.org.