February 9, 2017: FIT 5 Application Withdrawal Deadline
The deadline to withdraw an application submitted during the FIT 5 application period has been set as March 3, 2017. For purposes of Section 3.4(b)(i) of the FIT Rules, Version 5.0.1, this date has been posted to the Defined Terms for the Current Application Period page of the website. After this date, an application submitted during the FIT 5 application period can no longer be withdrawn. As a reminder, only the Owner Contact may withdraw an application.
December 19, 2016: FIT 5 Application Summary
During the FIT 5 application period (November 7 to November 25, 2016), the IESO received 1,127 applications, which represent a total of 397 megawatts (MW). These applications are for renewable energy projects (solar, wind, waterpower and bioenergy) with a proposed capacity of more than 10 kilowatts (kW) and generally up to 500 kW. Of the applications received, 42 percent applied for Indigenous community participation, 14 percent applied for municipal and public sector participation and 17 percent applied for community participation. View the complete summary of FIT 5 applications here.
Applications are currently being reviewed by the IESO for completeness and eligibility.
Successful applicants are expected to be announced in Q3 2017. As more fully described in the FIT Rules, the IESO will award contracts to successful applicants up to the procurement target. In accordance with the December 16, 2016 direction from the Minister of Energy, the procurement target for FIT 5 is up to 150 MW.
Applicants are encouraged to monitor their My FIT Home Page and the emails of their primary and owner contacts (as provided in their application) in the event that any clarifications are requested.
November 28, 2016: FIT 5 Application Period now closed
Thank you to all who submitted applications during the FIT 5 application period. The FIT 5 application period is now closed.
November 7, 2016: FIT Program now accepting Applications
The IESO is now accepting Applications for FIT Projects with a proposed capacity of more than 10 kilowatts (kW) and generally up to 500 kW. The FIT 5 program will have a base procurement target of up to 150 MW. Any contract capacity that has become available from contract terminations under prior small FIT and microFIT procurements will be calculated and added to the FIT 5 base procurement target and posted by December 31, 2016.
The Application Start Date is November 7, 2016, at 11:00:00 a.m. (EPT) and the Application End Date is November 25, 2016, at 11:59:59 p.m. (EPT). Applicants are required to deliver hard copy Application materials and payment to the IESO’s office no later than five Business Days after the date of submitting the electronic Application Form. Refer to Section 3.2 of the FIT Rules for more information on Application submission requirements.
Please note that the FIT Rules, and other program documents, version 5.0.1, were posted on September 21, 2016. Before submitting an Application, Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the latest versions of the program documents in the Program Resources section of the Website. Procurement Targets and Contract Capacity Set-Asides are set out here.
Applicants should note that Applications cannot be revised after they have been submitted. Please ensure your Application is complete and accurate before you submit it. In the event that you have made an error on your Application, a complete and accurate Prescribed Form: FIT 5.0 Application Withdrawal must be submitted to the IESO for the Application that was submitted with the error prior to submitting a new Application for the same Project. The previous Application will be terminated by the IESO and the FIT Reference Number and Time Stamp associated with the Application will become invalid.
Questions about the Application Period can be directed to the IESO’s customer service centre at 1-888-387-3403 or sent by email to FIT@ieso.ca. Questions submitted through any other channel may not receive a response.
November 4, 2016: Updated Prescribed Form: Zoning Certificate for Non-Rooftop Solar Project
We wish to advise that a technical error was discovered in the Prescribed Form – Zoning Certificate for Non-Rooftop Solar Project. Under item 7, if an applicant checked the box for “Is located in whole or in part on Rural-Residential Lands”, the applicant could not then select an option under both (a) and (b) in order to fully complete item 7 (for example, if a box was checked under 7(b), it would uncheck the selection made under 7(a)).
This technical error has been remedied and an updated version (r2) of the Prescribed Form – Zoning Certificate for Non-Rooftop Solar Project has been posted in Program Resources. Both versions r1 and r2 of the Prescribed Form will be accepted by the IESO. If r1 of the Prescribed Form has been submitted to the IESO by an applicant and item 7 (a) or (b) are not both completed (if applicable), the IESO may issue a clarification to such applicant to rectify such issue.
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