What is FIT Program?
The Feed-In Tariff (FIT) Program was developed to encourage and promote greater use of renewable energy sources including on-shore wind, waterpower, renewable biomass, biogas, landfill gas and solar photovoltaic (PV) for electricity generating projects in Ontario. The fundamental objective of the FIT Program, in conjunction with the Green Energy and Green Economy Act, 2009 (Ontario) and Ontario’s Long-Term Energy Plan, 2013, is to facilitate the increased development of renewable generating facilities of varying technologies using a standardized, open and fair process.
The FIT Program is open to projects with a rated electricity generating capacity greater than 10 kilowatts (kW) and generally up to 500 kW. If you are interested in pursuing a project of 10 kW or less (e.g., a residential rooftop solar PV installation), your project may qualify under the IESO’s microFIT Program for small renewable energy projects and you should refer to the microFIT website for further information. If you are interested in a project larger than 500 kW, the IESO has a new competitive procurement process for renewable projects of this size. For further information please refer to the Large Renewable Procurement (LRP) web page.