August 14, 2014: New FIT Contract Version 3.0.1 posted
On July 25, 2014, the Minister of Energy directed the OPA to not include any domestic content requirements in any FIT Contracts signed by the OPA after July 25, 2014. For this reason the OPA is posting version 3.0.1 of the FIT Contract, which does not include any domestic content requirements. All successful FIT 3 Applicants (including successful URSP Applicants) that were included on the July 30, 2014 Contract Offer List will receive version 3.0.1 of the FIT Contract. Version 3.0.1 of the FIT Contract is available in the Program Resources section.
July 30, 2014: FIT Version 3 contracts offered
Ontario’s clean energy economy continues to grow as the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) offers 500 new Feed-in Tariff (FIT) renewable energy contracts. These contracts represent 123.5 megawatts (MW) of power, enough to power approximately 15,000 homes. Following the FIT 3 application period from November 4, 2013, to December 13, 2013, the OPA was authorized to offer up to 123.5 MW of contracts to proponents with successful applications.
More than 95 percent of the successful applications received municipal council support resolutions.
The breakdown of contract offers is as follows:
Of these, 257 projects (60 MW) are with Aboriginal participation, 81 projects (21.5 MW) with community participation, and 161 projects (42 MW) with municipal or public sector entity participation.
As committed in the province’s Long-Term Energy Plan, the FIT Program will have an annual procurement target of 150 MW between 2013 and 2018. More details on the next application window will be provided on the FIT website in the coming weeks.
In addition, the OPA is also ready to offer 63 contracts to successful applicants who applied to the Unconstructed Rooftop Solar Pilot (URSP). This stream had a separate procurement target of up to 15 MW. More than 93 percent of the successful applications had received municipal council support resolutions.
All applicants will receive information on their My FIT Home Page regarding the status of their application.
July 24, 2014: Terminated FIT contracts
In response to inquiries and to increase transparency, the OPA has posted a list of FIT contracts that the OPA has terminated. The list is available here and will be updated quarterly.
At times, the OPA will terminate a contract if certain contract conditions have not been met or the project has experienced significant delays due to force majeure events.
The OPA provides aggregate information on contracts that have been terminated in each quarter in the Progress Report on Electricity Supply.