Combined Heat and Power Standard Offer Program (Ontario, Canada)

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EZFeed Policy

Place Ontario

Applies to Utility Ontario Power Authority

Name Combined Heat and Power Standard Offer Program (Ontario, Canada)
Policy Category Financial Incentive
Policy Type Performance-Based Incentive
Affected Technologies Natural Gas
Active Policy No

Implementing Sector Utility

Eligible System Size Up to 20 MW

Start Date 2011

Program Administrator Ontario Power Authority
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15


The Combined Heat and Power Standard Offer was developed by the Ontario Power Authority to support the efficient use of gas-fired electricity generating facilities that utilize combined heat and power (CHP) technology. The fundamental objective of the CHPSOP Program is to facilitate the increased development of CHP Facilities that are up to a maximum capacity of 20 MW in size, connected to a Distribution System and in an area of the Province where such generation can effectively be accommodated.

Some typical examples of facilities suitable for the application of such CHP technologies include: greenhouses, institutional buildings (such as municipalities, universities, schools and hospitals) with high thermal energy demands, multi-unit residential buildings, industrial facilities and other district energy projects.

The program, in combination with the complimentary Energy Recovery Standard Offer Program that applies to biogas and biomass facilities, are initially limited to a total combined program capacity of 200 MW.

The program is currently on hold while the Authority determines the remaining capacity for the project.

Policy Contact

Department Ontario Power Authority