Who We Are
NSPG is a municipally-owned renewable energy developer, headquartered in beautiful Blind River, Ontario. We are 100% owned by the Corporation of the Town of Blind River.
What We do
NSPG owns solar, hydraulic and wind energy generating facilities. We construct, operate, maintain, own and lease power generating equipment and projects.
How We Do It
We sell power to Hydro One and we lease power generating equipment. In some cases, NSPG has a Power Purchase Agreement ("PPA") directly with the Independent Electricity System Operator ("IESO"), who has taken over the FIT and MicroFIT programs from the Ontario Power Authority ("OPA"). In other cases, our facilities are leased to operator and homeowners who have their own PPA. We also operate and maintain projects for some of our clientele.
What We Own
Photovoltaic generating technology dominates our generating asset portfolio.
Where We Are
Our projects span across Ontario; from Rainy River in the west, to Blind River (the center of Ontario!), to London in the south and to Ottawa in the east.
What We Are
NSPG is very similar to most PUC's in Ontario. The Town of Blind River is a municipal corporation. NSPG is a business corporation, wholly-owned by the Town of Blind River.
Why We Are
The Town of Blind River wished to participate in the economic opportunities arising under the Ontario Green Energy Act enacted in 2009. NSPG’s Articles observe Sections 141, 142 and 144 of the Electricity Act. Under Section 141(1) of the Electricity Act, a municipal corporation can generate electricity and transmit, distribute and retail it but only through a business corporation set up under the authority of Section 142.
What We've Achieved
Some of our accomplishments at a glance:
Installed 434 kW of MicroFIT projects in the Blind River and surrounding area.
Installed 657 kW of FIT projects in Blind River, at the Arena, the Hospital and the Industrial Park.
Job Creation for Installation, Maintenance, Administration and Management of the projects.
Attracted additional solar projects to build in the area and secured additional long term work.
Generated spin-off economic benefits in the form of local purchasing.
Demonstrated that Blind River is interested in renewable energy for our future generations.
Created a revenue stream for the Town of Blind River.
Provide a source of income for our Landlords and Equipment Lessees.
Attracted additional business to the Industrial Park.