microFIT News and Overview

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January 4, 2017 – microFIT version 4.1 applications now being accepted

The IESO is now accepting applications under version 4.1 of the microFIT Program.

Final microFIT version 4.1 rules, contract and supporting documents, are available on the documents page. All applications submitted under version 4.1 of the microFIT Program will be required to use the most recent version of the necessary prescribed forms, dated January 2017, when completing an application.

As outlined in the April 5, 2016, Ministerial Directive, the IESO will cease accepting applications under the microFIT program by December 31, 2017. The microFIT Procurement Target for 2017 will be 50 MW.

The January 1, 2017, price schedule is now in effect. Applicants to the microFIT Program are reminded that their contract price will be based on the price schedule in effect at the time their Application Approval Notice is issued.

Please ensure that you regularly monitor your My microFIT Home Page for updates to your application status.

What is microFIT?

The microFIT Program supports the development of small or “micro” renewable electricity generation projects (10 kilowatts (kW) or less in size) such as solar panel installations.

Participants are paid a guaranteed price over a 20-year term (40 years for waterpower projects) for the electricity they produce and deliver to the province’s electricity grid.

Guaranteed prices are designed to:

  • cover the costs of a typical project
  • earn a reasonable rate of return on the investment over the term of the contract.

microFIT Program Overview document

An introduction to the program, and things to consider before participating.

The microFIT Program is a streamlined program for small renewable energy projects under the umbrella of the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) Program, which was designed for projects generating over 10 kW of electricity. The program is part of the largest climate change initiative in North America.

Learn more about the FIT program