Dec 17, 2012 - The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) said Friday it was accepting applications under its feed-in-tariff (FiT) scheme for 200 MW of renewable energy projects with capacities of between 10 kW and 500 kW.
The provincial power authority will accept applications for small FiT projects from December 14, 2012 to January 18, 2013, it said. Together with new applicants, applications from before the changes will also need to be re-submitted under the updated rules of the OPA FIT scheme. If not re-submitted the pre-existing proposals will be terminated.
In November and December the OPA made changes to the rules for the province's FiT projects, which aimed to strengthen community and aboriginal participation in the programme and connect constrained micro FiT projects. The directive also outlines certain government policy that needs to be implemented with respect to ground-mounted solar power projects. In the current 200-MW window from small FiT projects, there are 25 MW set aside for aboriginal and 25 MW for community projects.
The OPA said that the application window for large projects that exceed 500 kW would be released once details have been finalised.
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