Generating Power (FIT & MicroFit)
This is a Provincial Program
Rules and Applications for the provice's feed-in tariff program are regularly updated and revised.
The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) introduced the Renewable Energy Feed-In Tariff (FIT) Program to the province of Ontario in 2009. The fundamental objective of the FIT Program, in conjunction with the Green Energy Act, is to encourage the development of renewable energy generating projects throughout the province.
Larger FIT projects
A generator participating in the FIT Program will generate electricity by renewable means and be paid for each kilowatt-hour produced.
Renewable energy sources which qualify for the FIT Program include:
- Wind Turbine
- Water Turbine
- Renewable Biomass
- Landfill Gas
- Solar (Photovoltaic)
As a first step to participating in the Feed-In Tariff Program please visit the province's FIT Program website.
Smaller Micro FIT projects
Projects which are located on residential properties and are smaller than 10 kilowatts in capacity may apply for connection under the microFIT Program. The microFIT Program allows for an expedited application and connection process.
As a first step to participating in the microFIT Program please visit the province's microFIT Program website.
Educating Yourself about Renewable Generation
Some additional helpful links may be found below:
Natural Resources Canada – Renewable Energy Information Page
Connecting Your Project to Thunder Bay Hydro Distribution System
Thunder Bay Hydro provides maps with information regarding connection capacity and has estimates on the localized costs to connect a MicroFIT project to our distribution system.
- AFTER you have educated yourself about this provincial program and decide to make the investment to move forward, please ensure that you have
- registered with the OPA and
- received a registration ID number for setting up your "My MicroFIT Homepage".
- Once you HAVE your registration ID number, you can contact us regarding other details for completing the Program Application on your personal OPA page that has been set up. This number is different than the reference number assigned to each project application once it is submitted.
MICROFIT Generators below 10kW inquiry for Metering
FIT Generators above 10kW inquiry for Engineering
This page last updated 2013-03-14.