Feed-in Tariff Program (Ontario, Canada)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Ontario|
|Name||Feed-in Tariff Program (Ontario, Canada)|
|Policy Category||Financial Incentive|
|Policy Type||Performance-Based Incentive|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy|
|Implementing Sector|| State/Province
|Eligible System Size|| 10 kW - 500 kW
|Program Administrator||Ontario Power Authority|
|Applicable Jurisdiction|| Ontario, Canada
| Last Substantive Modification
The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) developed the Feed-In Tariff (FIT) Program for the Province of Ontario to encourage and promote greater use of renewable energy sources including on-shore wind, waterpower, renewable biomass, biogas, landfill gas and solar photovoltaic (PV) for electricity generating projects in Ontario. The fundamental objective of the FIT Program, in conjunction with the Green Energy and Green Economy Act, 2009 (Ontario) and Ontario’s Long Term Energy Plan, 2010, is to facilitate the increased development of renewable generating facilities of varying sizes, technologies and configurations via a standardized, open and fair process.
The FIT Program is open to projects with a rated electricity generating capacity greater than 10 kilowatts (kW) and generally up to 500 kW. Projects of 10 kW or less (e.g., a residential rooftop solar PV installation)may qualify under the OPA's microFIT Program for small renewable energy projects.
Qualified and accepted projets will receive a fixed price for the electricity produced during a 20-year contract period (except for waterpower projects, for which the contract period is 40 years).
The prices paid for electricity produced vary according to the renewable energy source used and the size of the project.
|Contact Name|| Ontario Power Authority