Feed-in Tariff (FIT) and microFIT
Two programs offered through the Ontario Power Authority (OPA), which allow customers to generate and sell renewable electricity back to the provincial grid:
Ontario's feed-in tariff or FIT Program is North America's first comprehensive guaranteed pricing structure for renewable electricity production. It offers stable prices under long-term contracts for energy generated from renewable sources, including:
- landfill gas
- on-shore and off-shore wind
- solar photovoltaic (PV)
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The FIT Program was enabled by the Green Energy and Green Economy Act, 2009 which was passed into law on May 14, 2009. The OPA is responsible for implementing the program.
By encouraging the development of renewable energy in Ontario, the FIT Program will:
- help Ontario phase out coal-fired electricity generation by 2014 - the largest climate change initiative in North America
- boost economic activity and the development of renewable energy technologies
- create new green industries and jobs
Learn More About the OPA's Renewable Generation Programs and How to Get Started:
How to Connect a Generator to PowerStream’s Distribution System:
|PowerStream customers can connect generators under the FIT and microFIT programs or can connect a generator to reduce their bill by using the Net Metering program.|
Available Capacity for FIT Projects on PowerStream’s Distribution System:
PowerStream’s electricity distribution system has technical limits to the amount of generation that can be connected at any point on the system. When the technical limits are reached, the system is considered to have reached its capacity. The capacity for various sections of the distribution system varies as it is dependent upon the equipment installed along the path from the generator to the user.
In order to accept electricity generated by a generation project, PowerStream must ensure there is sufficient capacity available to deliver the electricity to those who need it. This can only be accurately determined by performing a Connection Impact Assessment, which is done when the generator submits a Form B to PowerStream.
To assist generators in making initial project decisions, PowerStream publishes information regarding station capacity and existing FIT applications. The documents below offer information to make preliminary design decisions.
- List of Station Capacity - This list represents the Allocated Capacity on stations owned by PowerStream.
- List of FIT Applications - This document lists all current applications to connect renewable generation facilities to the PowerStream distribution system.
Customers (Generators) interested in connecting an embedded generator to the PowerStream distribution or subtransmission system should contact PowerStream by:
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| ||Vaughan and Vicinity |
905-417-6900 - extension 25001
| ||Barrie and Vicinity|
705-722-7222 - extension 25001
| ||All Other Areas|
1-877-963-6900 - extension 25001
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