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April 05, 2011 12:24 ET

Global Renewable Energy Community Gears up for Ontario Feed-in Tariff Forum

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 5, 2011) - With just two weeks to go, time is now running out to secure a spot at the upcoming Ontario Feed-in Tariff Supply Chain Forum, taking place April 19-20 in Toronto (www.ontariofitsupplychain.com). This industry critical event is bringing together global wind and solar industry players to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the FIT program and the future of renewable energy in Ontario.

This event offers unparalleled networking opportunities with over 400 renewable energy developers, manufacturers, suppliers, finance experts and FIT scheme administrators expected to attend. It follows on the success of the first OFIT Forum which sold out last October. "The event last October was extraordinarily well organized and provided those attending with a real opportunity to meet the decision makers from the different areas of the OPA, representatives of many of the Local Distribution Companies as well as manufacturers and developers," says Martin Pochtaruk, CEO, Heliene Canada.

The forum provides a much needed platform for wind, solar and biogas developers, manufacturers and suppliers to explore the tremendous opportunities created by North America's most ambitious feed-in tariff. It offers the very latest updates on manufacturing capacity, domestic content requirements, supply chain opportunities, and financing. It also covers the most critical questions facing FIT forum participants including updates on the province's transmission expansion plans and managing political uncertainty in the run-up to Ontario's election next October.

Over 70+ speakers are confirmed to speak including leading wind and solar developers, suppliers, manufacturers, government representatives and renewable energy experts. The program includes a Q&A breakfast with the Ontario Power Authority, the FIT program administrator – an hour long session with no presentations just a fully interactive discussion. "One of the most valuable takeaways from this forum will be anticipating the future of the Feed-in tariff. We are looking forward to discussing this program with our industry peers and regulators," says Ryan Kelly, General Manager, Schletter Canada.

The forum has a growing list of industry supporters including main sponsors Heliene and SunEdison as well as SkyPower Limited, Unirac, PCL Constructors Canada, Altas Tube, Navigant Consulting, Schiller, Schletter, Schneider, SunRise Power, Eclipsall Energy and Hatch

The event is also being supported by the Association of Power Producers of Ontario (APPrO), the AgriEnergy Producers' Association of Ontario (APAO), the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA), the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA), the Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce, the Green Energy Act Alliance, Hamilton Economic Development Corporation, Niagara Economic Development Office, and the Ontario Sustainable Energy Alliance (OSEA). Members and associates of these organisations can receive a discount on attendance. 

For more information on the forum, visit www.ontariofitsupplychain.com.

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