What is the Feed-in Tariff Program?
Ontario's feed-in tariff or FIT Program is North America's first comprehensive guaranteed pricing structure for renewable electricity production. It offers stable prices under long-term contracts for energy generated from renewable sources, including:
The FIT Program was enabled by the Green Energy and Green Economy Act, 2009 which was passed into law on May 14, 2009. The Ontario Power Authority is responsible for implementing the program.
By encouraging the development of renewable energy in Ontario, the FIT Program will:
- help Ontario phase out coal-fired electricity generation by 2014 - the largest climate change initiative
- boost economic activity and the development of renewable energy technologies
- create new green industries and jobs.
For an overview of the FIT Program, please click here.
NOTICE OF PROPOSED FIT RULE CHANGE:
(Effective December 8, 2010)
The OPA has proposed a rule change for capacity allocation exempt (CAE) FIT applications submitted on or after December 8, 2010, which will better align FIT projects with available connection capacity. To find out about this rule change, click here.
Please note that the comment period of making submissions about the rule change has now closed. Thank you to all who made submissions. We are now reviewing the submissions and expect to post the final rule change in the coming weeks.
August 13, 2010:
The OPA has updated the FIT Rules to advise that applications for 10 kilowatts or less are not permitted at this time.