Energy & Power
OPA to offer 332 FIT contracts under FIT 3 procurement
By Anthony Capkun
December 20, 2014 – Ontario Power Authority (OPA) is offering 332 new feed-in-tariff (FIT) renewable energy contracts to eligible applicants through an extension of the FIT 3 procurement, representing 100MW.
Eligible applicants who had already submitted complete applications were asked to confirm their interest in participating. Applicants with projects that can connect to the grid are being offered contracts. The breakdown is as follows:
• 330 solar photovoltaic projects
• two bio-energy projects
The projects include 121 (31.4 MW) with First Nation and Metis community participation, 60 (18.6 MW) with community participation, and 151 (50 MW) with municipal or public sector participation.
(DOWNLOAD the list of extended FIT 3 procurement contract offers and/or the Summary below.)
On January 1, 2015, OPA will merge with the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), and the new organization will combine both OPA and IESO mandates. As a result of this merger, successful applicants will receive a FIT contract from the IESO. This change will not affect their FIT contract offer. All applicants will receive information on their My FIT Home Page regarding the status of their application.