This section of the site is designed to assist you in understanding the different government agencies that are involved in regulating the renewable energy industry and co-operatives in Ontario. Before you choose a co-op you should research the organizations below to gain a better understanding of the governance involved in renewable energy co-ops in Ontario.

Financial Services Commission of Ontario

The Financial Services Commission of Ontario is a regulatory agency of the Ministry of Finance that regulates insurance, pension plans, loans and trust companies, credit unions, caisses populaires, mortgage brokering,and co-op corporations in Ontario.

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Ontario Power authority

The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) plays a unique role in Ontario’s electricity sector. They coordinate province-wide conservation efforts, plan the electricity system for the long term, and contract for clean electricity resources.They do this by working closely with our industry partners and a broad range of stakeholders across the province.

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Ministry of Energy

The Ministry of Energy works with many partners inside and outside of government to develop the electricity generation, transmission and other energy-related facilities that help power our economy. A top priority is ensuring that Ontario’s electricity needs are met in a sustainable manner. Developing renewable energy sources and fostering a conservation-oriented culture are cornerstones of Ontario’s balanced plan to provide clean and reliable energy—  while encouraging the development of a clean energy economy for our future.

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Green Energy Act

Ontario’s Green Energy Act (GEA) was created to expand renewable energy generation, encourage energy conservation and promote the creation of clean energy jobs.

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Ministry of Environment

Ontario's Ministry of the Environment (MOE) has been protecting Ontario's environment for over 40 years. Using stringent regulations, targeted enforcement and a variety of innovative programs and initiatives, the ministry continues to address environmental issues that have local, regional and/or global effects.

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Renewable Energy Facilitation Office

Is the Ontario government's one-window access for information about renewable energy and assist in providing more information about the Ministry of Environment renewable energy project approval process. 

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