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1 Métis Nation of Ontario Métis Nation of Ontario as a Renewable-Energy Supplier in Ontario ABORIGINAL PROCUREMENT Lands, Resources and Consultations Aly N. Alibhai Director, Lands, Resources and Consultations Branch

2 Métis Nation of Ontario “MNO WINS MAJOR ENERGY PROCUREMENT CONTRACTS” “One of the Métis Nation’s long-term goals is to be able to generate enough green energy for Ontario’s electric system to meet the needs of every Métis household in the province.” President Gary Lipinski, Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Lands, Resources and Consultations MNO President Gary Lipinski with Hon. Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Energy, 2013

3 Métis Nation of Ontario MNO AS A RENEWABLE-ENERGY SUPPLIER IN ONTARIO Presentation Outline Demonstrate current MNO partnership with the renewable-energy industry Describe Ontario’s renewable-energy procurement programs and Aboriginal support programs/resources Elaborate on specific MNO-capacity advantages for partnerships 3

4 Métis Nation of Ontario MNO PARTNERSHIP WITH ENERGY INDUSTRY Awards and Interests Partnership Goal 36 Feed-In Tariff (FIT) energy contracts awarded from Ontario Power Authority (IESO) for 8 MW AC generation capacity Additional minority interest in a series of other projects for 7 MW AC generating capacity To become a long-term solar-energy power-generating project owner Lands, Resources and Consultations

5 Métis Nation of Ontario ONTARIO RENEWABLE-ENERGY PROCUREMENT PROGRAMS Feed-in Tariff Program Projects greater than 10 kW, less than 500 kW Awards set-price (i.e., tariff) contracts to winners Advantages offered to Aboriginal groups, including the MNO Lands, Resources and Consultations Large Renewable Procurement Program Targeted mid-2015 launch Competitive program (potential suppliers compete on supply price) Advantages offered to Aboriginal groups, including the MNO

6 Métis Nation of Ontario ONTARIO ABORIGINAL-SUPPORT PROGRAMS/RESOURCES Aboriginal Renewable Energy Fund Aboriginal Community Energy Plan Supports soft-costs of project development Funds up to 50% up to $100/$500k per project Supports development of community energy plans Each Métis community eligible to receive up to $90k Lands, Resources and Consultations Aboriginal Loan Guarantee Program Provincial guarantee for loans to purchase up to 75% of equity portion of an eligible project $50 million maximum

7 Métis Nation of Ontario MNO COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES FOR PARTNERS Métis Voyageur Development Fund – An MNO Corporation Métis-owned and -controlled corporation; founded in 2011 Finances more and at lower interest rates with fewer restrictions Funds and supports resource- or related-sector Métis business/entrepreneurs $30 million from government over 10 years Federal funding potential Lands, Resources and Consultations

8 Métis Nation of Ontario MNO COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES FOR PARTNERS Infinity Investments – An MNO Corporation Consolidates all MNO business interests and economic opportunities under one corporate structure Pursues business and economic development opportunities at the provincial, regional and local levels Complements the Métis Voyageur Development Fund Currently has interest/ownership in: Solar projects Impact and benefit agreements Other joint ventures Lands, Resources and Consultations

9 Métis Nation of Ontario MNO COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES FOR PARTNERS High Quality Technical and Professional Staff and Advisors Lands, Resources and Consultations Branch (headquartered in Toronto) Provides for streamlined and efficient processing of MNO decision-making related to industrial development 20+ dedicated staff with specialties such as environmental assessment, regulatory affairs, natural resources, consultation, community relations and coordination, and GIS Dedicated Energy Resource Development Analyst Legal advisors that allow MNO to work through complex topics quickly Lands, Resources and Consultations

10 Métis Nation of Ontario ABORIGINAL PROCUREMENT – MNO AS A RENEWABLE- ENERGY SUPPLIER IN ONTARIO Summary MNO has demonstrated success in becoming a renewable-energy supplier in Ontario MNO-BrightRoof case study emphasizes the importance, if not criticality, of leveraging existing government support programs/resources in order to compete as a supplier MNO has actively evolved itself to create added competitive advantages for its sole- proprietor and partnered business and entrepreneurial ventures: Métis Voyageur Development Fund Infinity Investments High quality MNO technical and professional staff and advisors Lands, Resources and Consultations

11 Métis Nation of Ontario Lands, Resources and Consultations Marsi Miigwetch Thank-you Merci Beaucoup The MNO flag represents the immortality of the nation in the centre of a blue field that represents the joining of two cultures Aly N. Alibhai Director, Lands, Resources and Consultations Branch ABORIGINAL PROCUREMENT – MNO AS A RENEWABLE- ENERGY SUPPLIER IN ONTARIO


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