Ontario to compensate White Pines wind turbine developers for cancelled contract
July 08, 2019
While the government has cancelled many projects that were in the pre-construction phase, they have also cancelled project(s) that were mid-construction and grandfathered in the existing Green Energy contracts rather than re-negotiating them. I've seen no evidence of any significant re-negotiation of existing energy contracts.
New regulation under the Planning Act to prescribe transitional provisions for the Green Energy Repeal Act, 2018
Environmental Registry of Ontario
June 10, 2019
This regulation grandfathers in existing Green Energy Act contracts rather than re-negotiating them.
Bill 2, Urgent Priorities Act, 2018
Legislative Assembly of Ontario
July 25, 2018
Current status: Royal Assent received Chapter Number: S.O. 2018 C.10
The Schedule sets out the White Pines Wind Project Termination Act, 2018, which provides for the termination, retroactive to July 10, 2018, of the White Pines Wind Project. Associated contracts and agreements between the IESO and wpd White Pines Wind Incorporated and other related parties, as well as associated permits and permissions issued to wpd White Pines Wind Incorporated are terminated and revoked.
John Ivison: Wind turbine decision says Doug Ford's Ontario is closed for business
The National Post
July 23, 2018
White Pines is a project to build nine wind turbines on the shore of Lake Ontario in Prince Edward County. Four of the turbines have already been built, as part of a development the German company, wpd Europe, has been planning for a decade.
Ford is said to be particularly upset that the IESO granted wpd Canada notice to proceed two days into the election campaign
This is an opinion article, but it contains information regarding the construction state of the White Pines project. In particular, the promise given was to cancel projects that are in the "pre-construction" phase. White Pines was already under construction when it was cancelled.
Ontario to Cancel Energy Contracts to Bring Hydro Bills Down
Ontario News Release
July 13, 2018
Cancelled wind farm to cost Ontario ratepayers $100 million plus: Company
July 10, 2018
Note that this is an example of cancelling an energy project that was half way through construction, not one that was in the "pre-construction" phase.