Renewable Energy in Countryside
2015 brought renewable energy developers from across the world to Countryside, seeking ideal locations for solar project of various sides, scopes and scales. This was part of the Province's LRP I program where hundreds of projects were in competition across the province for contract awards. The Independent Electricity Systems Operator (IESO) is the arms length government organization that facilitates this process. The LRP II program slated for 2017 has been cancelled while the provincial government evaluates next steps in their energy strategy.