running a corporation is a delicate task.
The green energy industry is an emerging industry that is trying to gain a foothold in the local area.
This is an important new area of growth and a potential game changer for North American economic stagnation.
Citizens may have noticed that the county recently installed solar panels on almost any piece of land that could hold solar panels.
These solar panels may have demonstrated the danger of entering the market without adapting to the local business.
Brant currently has about 7 solar panel suppliers, one of which is Ken Burns and his company\'s solar team. At the Jan.
The Burns Council\'s 22 meetings detailed how Brant Renewable Energy, a municipal company owned by Brant County, overfulfilled its objectives, contrary to the company\'s mission and public interests, it\'s actually killing local businesses.
Burns said he was first.
He struggled with his own company in the competition with BRE and shared some of his concerns with council and residents.
Here are some excerpts from his speech.
One of the reasons for Brant\'s Municipal Enterprises (BRE)
It was suggested that it would protect Brant renewable energy from regulatory restrictions under the Ontario Energy Act.
BRE should not evade regulation for two reasons.
First, these regulations are formulated to protect private sector enterprises from unfair competition in the public sector; second, BRE can provide great value to the community without competing with local enterprises.
Without competing with local businesses, BRE focuses on promoting and informing the public about the benefits of renewable energy, educational seminars and other ways.
Together with Toronto renewable energy, they contributed to a huge interactive presentation at the Paris fair.
It aims to inform children and parents about various forms of renewable energy.
They worked with another great organization, the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association, to promote and form a genie
Managing community energy cooperation
Agent at Brent.
This incredible publicity work is not in conflict with the Ontario Energy Act and its regulations, and in fact, utilities are encouraged to do the work in support of the Green Energy Act.
However, the Ontario Energy law does prohibit utility companies from doing businesses such as providing \"steering\"
Key \"project management for renewable energy projects, including sourcing materials directly from manufacturers and hiring contractors to complete the work done by Brant renewable energy.
In fact, any such act is regulated as a code of association.
The purpose part of the association relationship code is * to prevent the utility from crossing
Funding member activities;
* To protect the secrecy of information collected by autility;
* Make sure you do not enjoy the benefits of public services;
* In order to prevent possible customer confusion arising from the relationship between utility companies and their affiliates, they are essentially one;
* Most importantly, prevent utilities from acting in a way that provides unfair business advantages to affiliates.
Brant renewable energy was sold as a division of power in Brant County from the beginning
Here is an excerpt from BREmarketing: \"solar solutions from a trusted neighbor: ofBrant County, a division, you know our safe and reliable service as a reliable local power company withover 100.
\"Brant Renewable Energy is the latest division of a local company that has served your family for generations: BrantCounty Power Inc.
You know, we\'re a reliable name.
A reliable provider you can trust.
\"Customer confusion and unfair advantages to local businesses, which is more clear than a letter from local residents and bretu stomer to the county in October:\" I am pleased to work with BREknowing, because I know the county is standing behind it and I can sleep at night because I know the county is responsible and transparent.
\"This is the purpose of the regulation design to prevent this confusion.
The suppliers of seven local private enterprises could not compete with this marketing reputation, which existed when BRE was founded in 2010.
As Brant municipal enterprises have proposed, this is an unfair commercial advantage that exists whenever the county competes with private enterprises.
The provisions of the Ontario Energy Act and the subsidiary relations act are intended to protect private sector enterprises from such unfair completion, in order to support the growth of local businesses in the community, the county should not look for ways to avoid these regulations.
I would also like to point out that BME\'s business case describes the Ontario Energy act as a regulatory issue that hinders further business investment.
In fact, I would note that OEA provides a clear opportunity for distributors such as Brant Power to own and operate renewable energy Power generation facilities up to 10 MW, providing the county with substantial additional revenue.
In addition to these provisions, access to public space, public contracts and public capital is a further unfair competitive advantage for multinational enterprises over the private sector.
Although the BME proposal goes out of its way to emphasize that the company will be isolated from the operation of tax funding, it will still be established in the form of access to public capital.
Our private sector must mortgage our house, borrow money from the bank, pay interest and pay the shareholders who expect the return.
The problem is not just the cost of capital.
Amount of capital acquired-
Like billboard ads on Grand River Street, for months, or to install demonstration facilities in front of Brant County power company and on Rest Acres Road --
There are no people in the private sector, and of course none of the seven local solar suppliers are able to get funding to fund such promotion.
Even if the installation costs are paid by the county, the income goes to the county, but the fact is that it advertises directly for renewable energy, and no other private sector solar supplier can advertise like this.
This gives me access to public spaces and public contracts.
BRE has the opportunity to submit applications for properties owned by all countries and provide all the work.
No other local business has had the opportunity to bid on the work, including on project management.
In other words, as a friendly company, BRE enjoys at least the status of a priority supplier, if not the sole supplier of the municipality.
To illustrate this unfair advantage, I would like to share some examples.
On last November, the Commission approved the recognition of CDC in November.
At the 12 meeting, the country developed a rooftop solar power generation facility under the OPA microFITprogram project at the Paris swimming pool, Onondaga Fire Hall and airport community center at a cost of $45,000 per person.
There is no public competition for the work.
For project management or construction.
If so, it is likely that the Council will find that by contracting contracts from the private sector, it can save at least $5,000 per system.
Another example of the preferred state is the recent industrial signage development RFP, which states: \"Brant 403 commercial park is considered a green energy park, the integration of solar panels into permanent signage will be highly valued.
Therefore, Brant Renewable Energy, a division of Brant Renewable Power inactivated, will be encouraged to work together to make this viable option on both permanent signs.
\"I have no objection to the fact that commercial parks are considered green energy parks.
But anyone who wants a successful bid to respond to this tender will clearly turn to Brant renewable energy.
But will businesses seeking to respond to RFP contact the solar team to meet their needs?
Natural power products?
How does the solar team solve the problems of energy, Anavitas, Proquip or any other local solar and green energy enterprises?
\"It is clear that Brant may have stepped on the toes of the private sector with Brant renewable energy.
If BME takes over BRE and uses it as a template for future operations, the county must remember that while it is a good idea in principle to make money on behalf of taxpayers, there is a line between profit and unfair competition.
BRE has done great pioneering work in the community with its innovative energy
Save the program and go skillfully-
In some ways, it is a model of the province\'s public utilities.
But at the same time, it\'s an emerging business.
It must learn to maintain a stable balance, care about transparency and responsibility on the map, and be wise in action.
When Brant municipal enterprises take over BRE, it must fully respond to the will of the people and fairly represent the interests of all taxpayers, residences and businesses represented by the company, whether theoretical or practical.
This is not a traditional company motto, and it is not easy to achieve.
However, in our era of urgent need for industrial innovation, industrial innovation is needed for economic prosperity.
Hopefully, given BRE and the county\'s progress so far in the field of industrial development, it will become another customary part of doing business.