Hon. Prabmeet Sarkaria, Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction unveiled Ontario’s Main Street Recovery Plan, and plans to introduce proposed legislation (Main Street Recovery Act, 2020).
The Act (if passed) will enable Community Net Metering demonstration projects to help support local communities to develop innovative community projects like net-zero or community micro-grids.
“There are many Ontarians who are keen to have their homes and businesses powered by solar energy but do not have the roof space on-site to install this technology. A community net metering framework would enable more people to benefit from solar energy deployment within the community while also creating local jobs and investment”, said Nicholas Gall, Director of Distributed Energy Resources, Canadian Renewable Energy Association.