The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) has just announced that it will begin accepting Small FIT applications on December 14, 2012, for renewable energy projects with a proposed capacity of 10 to 500 kilowatts. The OPA will award up to 200 megawatts worth of contracts as a result of applications received during this upcoming Small FIT application window. Further details of the OPA’s announcement are as follows.
The FIT Rules, FIT Contract and other program documents are being revised as a result of the November 23, 2012 and December 11, 2012 Minister’s directives. Before submitting an application, applicants should carefully review the latest versions of the program documents (version 2.1) to ensure they understand how the FIT Program has changed. The program documents will be available on the FIT website on December 14, 2012.
Applications may be made by both new and pre-existing applicants. Pre-existing FIT applicants with Small FIT projects (formerly CAE applicants) who wish to be considered under the updated FIT Program can maintain their original time stamp if they submit an eligible revised application.
More information will be available at fit.powerauthority.on.ca on December 14, 2012. The OPA will also be hosting a web-enabled teleconference on Tuesday, December 18, 2012, to review the revised FIT Program and answer questions from interested stakeholders. Details on how to participate will be posted on the FIT website.