Combined Heat and Power Standard Offer Program (Ontario, Canada)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|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|
|Eligible System Size||Up to 20 MW|
|Program Administrator||Ontario Power Authority|
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.
|Department||Ontario Power Authority|