Information gathered as part of this policy proposal will inform the development of Crown land policy direction on where, when and how offshore wind applications would be considered by the Ministry of Natural Resources.
As the identification of areas constrained from development, and the application of the Ministry of the Environment’s proposed shoreline exclusion zone, may be applied to existing Crown land offshore applications, the Ministry of Natural Resources will defer the processing of any existing applications and will not be accepting any new applications until a decision about this proposal has been made.
Additional information related to the offshore windpower projects is available at:
Renewable Energy Approval Requirements for Off-shore Wind Facilities – An Overview of the Proposed Approach
Renewable Energy Approval regulation (Ontario Ministry of the Environment)
Approval and Permitting Requirements Document (Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources)
Additional background information on Ontario’s Green Energy Initiative is available at the following websites:
Green Energy Act website:
Renewable Energy Facilitation Office, (Ontario Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure)
Ministry of the Environment website: