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The microFIT Program supports the development of small renewable energy projects, such as solar panel installations. Home owners and other program participants get paid for the power they produce at a guaranteed rate, earning a return on their investment and contributing to a cleaner environment. 

Solar Ontario Presentation – FIT and microFIT Update - May 17 2016

Robert Sinclair, the IESO’s Manager of Generation Procurement Operations, delivered a presentation at Solar Ontario 2016 on May 17 that provided an update on both the FIT and microFIT programs. The presentation discussed status of the programs, lessons learned from the FIT 4 procurement and future enhancements for both FIT and microFIT. Some of the microFIT enhancements discussed in this presentation include:

  • new price for rooftop solar projects ≤ 6kW
  • allowance for in-series metering if permitted by the local distribution company
  • requirement to connect within 180 days of receiving Application Approval Notice
  • contract payment suspension in situations where a microFIT contract is in breach
  • requirement for a commissioned or notarized declaration form from all applicants.

See the 2016 Solar Ontario Presentation – FIT and microFIT Update presentation