The Large Renewable Procurement (LRP) was a competitive process for procuring large renewable energy projects generally larger than 500 kilowatts.
The LRP was a component of Ontario’s ongoing commitment to building a cleaner and more sustainable energy system, and represented a key step in the province’s 2025 target for renewable energy to comprise about half of Ontario's installed capacity.
Large Renewable Procurement I
The first LRP process began early in 2014 and concluded in April, 2016, with the execution of 454.885 megawatts (MW) of new wind, solar, and waterpower contracts.
LRP I consisted of both a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and a Request for Proposals(RFP) stage. During the LRP I RFQ stage 42 applicants were qualified based on their ability to meet a set of mandatory requirements.
The IESO received 103 proposals in response to the LRP I RFP, and executed 16 LRP I Contracts with successful applicants.
Large Renewable Procurement II
The second process, LRP II, began with an extensive stakeholder engagement component beginning in late March, 2016, and was followed by the launch of the LRP II Request for Qualifications (RFQ) process in July.
Then, on September 27, 2016, the Minister of Energy announced the suspension of the LRP II, and the RFQ process was cancelled.