January 23, 2009. The OPA has announced the six winners of this RFP, and Amherst Island was NOT among them. So the Island gets a reprieve until the next RFP is issued. I assume the next RFP will have to pretty much start the process from scratch, as new proponents will be entering the bidding process. Hopefully this will take a year or so; the OPA hasn’t announced its schedule yet.