Permitting for Wind/Solar Projects
ORTECH has the experience and processes to help you efficiently obtain Renewable Energy Approval (REA) permits.
Ontario's Green Energy and Green Economy Act (2009) changed the way in which renewable energy is permitted in the province. The new Renewable Energy Approval (REA) combines the requirements of the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) and the Municipal Planning Act together to create one seamless, streamlined process. This change has created a variety of new requirements for various projects.
The new REA process can be challenging to navigate, particularly for developers with projects of differing technologies.
The REA process is expedited by using the following framework for completion:
- Project Commencement
- Data Collection and Field Work
- Assistance with Project Design Layout
- Public Consultation
- Reporting & Submission
Breaking out the Scope further, the RENEWABLE ENERGY APPROVAL REQUIREMENTS is approached in the following manner:
- PUBLIC NOTICE AND COMMUNITY CONSULTATION
- MUNICIPAL CONSULTATION
- ABORIGINAL CONSULTATION
- CULTURAL HERITAGE
- NATURAL HERITAGE
- WATER BODIES
- PROVINCIAL POLICY PLANS
- TECHNOLOGY SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR WIND TURBINES: SETBACKs
- DECOMMISSIONING PLAN
- REA SUBMISSION