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OPA Request for Feedback on the Large Renewable Procurement – Request for Proposals LRP | RFP Framework – ORA Submission

Frederick House River

Priority to Provincial/Public/Municipal Corporations

ORA is requesting that priority and preference be provided to Ontario Power Generation (OPG), and other public and municipal utilities, coops, and First Nation communities, over private corporations.

OPG is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Province of Ontario, and any surplus profits would go back into the provincial purse; whereas private corporations are primarily interested in maximizing profits, which is inevitably at the expense of public health and safety, biodiversity, and the environment. Public interests must take priority over private interests when approving all LRP proposals, and would provide the best value for Ontario ratepayers, while avoiding the privatization of Crown assets.

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