Final Ontario Power Authority microFIT 2.0 Program information now online
By Anthony Capkun
A key change from the draft to the final version of the microFIT Rules is on the timelines for the microFIT process. Applicants will be required to seek an Offer to Connect from their local distribution company (LDC) within 30 days of OPA confirming their application is complete. This will be followed by a 90-day period during which the applicant must receive an Offer to Connect. This change is to provide sufficient time for LDCs to process Offer to Connect requests from microFIT applicants.
The window for microFIT applications is now open.
Existing microFIT applicants (those who applied on or after September 1, 2011) will be subject to the revised microFIT Program Rules and pricing, and need to resubmit their applications by August 10, 2012. By so doing they will maintain their original timestamp, and their application will be processed in the order in which they were originally received.
New microFIT applicants will need to be patient, says OPA, as their applications will not be processed until after all resubmitted applications from existing applicants have been processed.
The final FIT Rules and Contract will be posted shortly, and information on the small and large FIT application windows will be provided when details have been finalized.