Participation Projects and Contract Capacity Set Asides

You are strongly encouraged to review the FIT Rules, Standard Definitions and Contract, located on the Program Resources page of this website, to determine the participation and Contract Capacity Set Aside (CCSA) requirements for the program and for your specific project. You can also review our FAQ document to see answers to some commonly asked questions regarding participation and CCSAs.

Including participation from specific groups in a project means an applicant may be eligible to receive a price adder. If the participation level is high enough, an application is eligible to be included in a CCSA, which is a set number of MW of the total procurement target capacity set aside for projects with participation from specific groups.  To see the capacity allocation for each CCSA, you can visit the Defined Terms for the Current Application Period page of the website.

The types of participation projects and CCSA categories that are eligible under the program include:

  1. Aboriginal Participation Projects

    1. Can be First Nation or Métis community with at least 15 percent direct or indirect economic interest in the project.

    2. To be considered for a CCSA, the economic interest level of either the First Nation or Métis community must be greater than 50 percent.

  2. Community Participation Projects

    1. A community co-op with at least 15 percent direct economic interest in the project

    2. To be considered for a CCSA, the economic interest level of the community co-op must be greater than 50 percent.

  3. Municipal or Public Sector Entity Participation Project

    • In the case of a public sector entity, at least 15 percent direct economic interest in the project.  In the case of a municipality, at least 15 percent direct economic interest or, if the applicant is a municipally owned LDC or a wholly (100 percent) municipally owned LDC affiliate, at least 15 percent direct or indirect economic interest in the project.

    • To be considered for a CCSA, the economic interest in the project, as described above, must be greater than 50 percent.