Ontario Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli to Address Renewables Industry and Communities on March 17th at OFIT Forum

Ontario Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli to Address Renewables Industry and 
Communities on March 17th at OFIT Forum 
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 03/10/14 --  The Honourable Bob
Chiarelli will provide the opening keynote to over 300 renewable
energy developers, suppliers, aboriginal groups, municipalities and
communities at the 5th Ontario FIT and Renewable Energy Forum at the
Hilton Toronto on March 17th.  
Taking place at the Hilton Toronto from March 17-19, the Forum will
provide the latest updates on Ontario's new Large Renewables
Procurement program announced as part of the Long Term Energy Plan.
Minister Chiarelli will be joined by the Ontario Power Authority's
Director of Renewables Procurement, Shawn Cronkwright who will
provide insight on large-scale and FIT project timelines and future
contracts. In addition, senior representatives from key Ministries
including Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources will be
participating in an open Q&A with industry attendees to answer
questions related to project permitting, contracts and future
opportunities in the province.  
To reflect the shifting dynamics of the Ontario's energy market, the
theme of this year's Forum is Co-Creation through Communication,
Consultation and Collaboration. Over 60 representatives from
municipalities, aboriginal groups and communities across the province
are attending this year's event in line with the increased emphasis
on the role of communities in participating and approving renewable
energy projects in Ontario. Many of these communities are interested
in exploring partnership opportunities with developers for FIT and
large-scale projects and all will be integral to the future success
of projects. Click here to view a current list of communities and
aboriginal groups attending the forum.  
The Ontario FIT and Renewable Energy Forum continues to be the
principal event for project developers, suppliers, investors and
construction experts looking to understand the business opportunities
and challenges of Canada's largest renewable energy market. It will
feature the candid views and strategic insights of leading developers
on the wind and solar side including SunEdison, BluEarth Renewables,
Recurrent Energy, Suncor, Enbridge, Canadian Solar, Algonquin Power,
Pattern Energy, TransAlta, GDF Suez, Potentia Solar, CarbonFree
Technology and more.  
This year's Forum also includes a full day dedicated to financing
solutions for FIT projects at various stages and sizes. The FIT
Finance Forum takes place on March 19th at the Hilton Toronto and
will bring together the most active debt and equity investors in FIT
to discuss the opportunities and challenges for financing these
projects. Among the investors participating are senior
representatives from MUFG, Fiera Axium Infrastructure, Fengate
Capital Management Ltd., Great Circle Solar Management Corporation,
Manulife Financial Corporation, CIT Energy & Infrastructure, and
Laurentienne Bank. 
Siemens and KPMG are platinum sponsors of this year's Forum and are
joined by a long list of industry supporters who have helped build
Ontario's renewable energy industry. They include Senvion, Heliene
Canada, Torys, Bennett Jones, SunRise Power, Hatch, MUFG, LCAB, ABB,
SunEdison, Sussex, Schneider Electric, GE, Hy-Grade Precast Concrete,
and HB White.  
Visit www.ofit2014.com to view the full agenda and book your place. 
Canadian Clean Energy Conferences
Andrienne Baker
1 613 627 2787 ext. 1
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