What is the Feed-in Tariff Program?

May 4, 2012 Update

Thank you for your comments and submissions on the draft FIT Program documents.  We are continuing to review and consider stakeholder input on the draft documents and will complete this process as soon as possible. FIT subscribers and applicants will be notified when the final FIT Program Rules and Contract have been posted.

FIT Registration portal to be temporarily unavailable

In preparation for the re-launch of the FIT Program, the “My FIT Home Page” and FIT Registration portal are currently unavailable.   

During this period, you will not be able to access your FIT application. Please check back for further updates, which will be posted when they are available.

April 5, 2012: Draft FIT 2.0 Program Rules and Contract Now Available

The OPA has now posted draft FIT Program Rules and a draft FIT contract that reflect the FIT Program Two-Year Review Report recommendations. Click here for more information.

Comments on the draft documents will be accepted until April 27, 2012. For more information on how to provide feedback, click here.

Instructions for current FIT contract holders and new and existing FIT applicants can be found here.

March 22, 2012: Results of Two-Year FIT Review Announced

On March 22, 2012, the Ontario government announced the results of the scheduled two-year FIT Program Review. The objective of the review was to ensure the long-term sustainability of the program.

The government’s announcement and the FIT Program Review Report are available on the Ontario government website.

Ontario's feed-in tariff or FIT Program is North America's first comprehensive guaranteed pricing structure for renewable electricity production. It offers stable prices under long-term contracts for energy generated from renewable sources, including:

The FIT Program was enabled by the Green Energy and Green Economy Act, 2009 which was passed into law on May 14, 2009. The Ontario Power Authority is responsible for implementing the program.

By encouraging the development of renewable energy in Ontario, the FIT Program will:

  • help Ontario phase out coal-fired electricity generation by 2014 - the largest climate change initiative in Canada
  • boost economic activity and the development of renewable energy technologies
  • create new green industries and jobs.

For an overview of the FIT Program, please click here.