Intertek has signed a partnership agreement with Ontario's Local Content Assurance Bureau (LCAB) to provide auditing and inspection services under the Contributor to Ontario Renewable Energy (CORE) program.
The CORE program assists manufacturers, suppliers, professional service firms and individuals in meeting the domestic-content requirements of the Ontario Power Authority's feed-in-tariff (FIT) program.
Intertek says its expertise with special inspections in the Canadian market for renewable energy products will help to elevate the CORE program's existing infrastructure, providing a faster turnaround time for audits and inspections.
The CORE program provides verification services for all 42 categories across all four of the current FIT domestic-content grids. Members of the CORE program have satisfied the strict standards established by LCAB.
‘LCAB's clients have a variety of auditing needs, including safety and performance testing and domestic-content verification,’ says Etienne Lecompte, managing director of LCAB. ‘Through LCAB's partnership with Intertek, Intertek becomes a solution for all of our clients' auditing and certification needs, and we are pleased that our partnership with Intertek will help our clients meet these needs efficiently.’