January 18, 2019
RE: Comments from the Township of Amaranth on:
1. EBR # 013-4040: Amending the Renewable Energy Approvals Regulation to help restore municipal authority;
2. EBR # 013-4265: New regulation under the Planning Act to prescribe transitional provisions for the proposed Green Energy Repeal Act, 2018;
3. EBR #4288: Proposed amendments to O.Reg.274/18, Siting Restrictions for Renewable Energy Generation Facilities; and,
4. EBR # 3800: Amendments to the Renewable Energy Approvals (O.Reg.359/09) with respect to the Proponent of projects to show that there is demand for electricity.
The Township of Amaranth (the Township) is favourable to the proposed regulation amendments to restore municipal planning authority over the siting of renewable energy projects, to ensure that renewable energy approvals are only issued if confirmation of zoning approval is received from local municipal authorities, and to require proponents of projects to show that there is demand for electricity.
Susan M. Stone, A.M.C.T.
Township of Amaranth
cc. Ms. Sylvia Jones, Dufferin-Caledon MPP /Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services
Mr. Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs
Submitted January 18, 2019 5:02 PM