OPA Launches Renewable Energy Vendor List Website

Toronto – Companies that supply and install renewable energy technologies can now apply to offer their goods and services to Ontario school boards and social housing providers.

The Ontario Power Authority announced today the launch of a website where service providers
and suppliers of five renewable energy technologies (solar air, solar water, geothermal, solar
photovoltaic and small wind) can apply to be included on a vendor list. The website is available
at retvendorlist.powerauthority.on.ca.

The deadline to apply to be included on a vendor list is March 26, 2010.

Website applications will be used to create a list of vendors of renewable energy technologies
that have met certain eligibility criteria. This list, expected to be available in April, will be used by school boards and social housing providers to invest $120 million to reduce energy costs in
schools and social housing by installing renewable energy technologies for heating, cooling or
generating electricity. School boards will have access to $50 million through the Ministry of
Education, and $70 million is for social housing providers to access through the Ministry of
Municipal Affairs and Housing.

This initiative is in support of the policy intent of the Green Energy Act by boosting investment in renewable energy projects through the creation of job opportunities in Ontario. “Enabling renewable energy is a win-win for schools, social housing and all the people of Ontario,” said Brad Duguid, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure. “This initiative demonstrates the government’s vision in both the Green Energy Act and its efforts to stimulate our economy
through improving infrastructure.”

“We are pleased to support the development of renewable energy projects for Ontario schools
and social housing through this initiative,” said Colin Andersen, Chief Executive Officer of the
Ontario Power Authority. “We encourage all eligible renewable energy suppliers to apply on the website.”

The Ontario Power Authority is responsible for ensuring a reliable, sustainable supply of
electricity for Ontario. Its four key areas of focus are: planning the power system for the long
term, leading and coordinating conservation initiatives across the province, ensuring
development of needed generation resources, and supporting the continued evolution of the
electricity sector.

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