September 4, 2013: OPA Makes Draft FIT 3 Program Documents Available for Comment

To prepare for the opening of the next Feed-in Tariff (FIT) application period in fall 2013, the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) is making draft versions of the FIT 3 Program Rules, Contract and Standard Definitions available for comment. The OPA also expects to post draft versions of the prescribed forms for comment during the second week of September. Feedback on the draft documents will be accepted until September 20, 2013.

Click here for the draft FIT 3 Program documents.

These drafts are intended by the OPA to reflect the policy decisions of the Minister of Energy as indicated in the June 12, 2013, and August 16, 2013, directions. The OPA’s summary of changes to the FIT Program from 2.1 to draft 3 is available here.

The draft FIT 3 Rules contain tailored provisions for applicants who want to participate in the Unconstructed Rooftop Solar Pilot program, including a separate procurement target of 15 megawatts (MW). The timeline for the pilot program will be the same as for other FIT applicants who will apply in the fall 2013 application period.

Submit your comments by emailing this feedback form to FITsubmissions@powerauthority.on.ca by September 20, 2013.

The OPA expects to post the final versions of the documents by early October in advance of the start of the FIT 3 application period.

For other important dates, see the 2013 FIT and microFIT procurement schedule, which includes preliminary schedules for 2014 and 2015. These schedules are meant to assist prospective applicants and are subject to change.

In addition to accepting comments, the OPA invites stakeholders to participate in two webinars. Questions can be asked on the phone or via the web during the webinars.

FIT 3 Webinar: Review of Draft Program Documents

Date: September 11, 2013

Time: 2:00 p.m. (Eastern)

Web URL: click here

Toll Free Number: 1-866-212-4491

Unconstructed Rooftop Solar Pilot Webinar

Date: September 12, 2013

Time: 2:00 p.m. (Eastern)

Web URL: click here

Toll Free Number: 1-866-212-4491

Please refer to the on-line and other publicly available documents for full and current details of the FIT 3 review and implementation.

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