In a review of the draft FIT 2.0 Prescribed Forms, the following
items are of note:
The OPA has issued a Municipal Council Support Resolution, as
well as a Municipal Council Blanket Support Resolution. The blanket
resolution enables a municipality to declare its support for all
projects located anywhere within the municipality for a period of
twelve months after its adoption by Council. The municipality can
offer its support for all or select technologies in issuing a
Municipal Council Blanket Support Resolution. Unlike the Aboriginal
Support Resolution, which is a general declaration of support for
the application and the project, each of the municipal council
support resolutions are stated to have the sole purpose of enabling
the applicant to achieve priority points.
The prescribed forms of Zoning Opinion and Zoning Certificate
for Non-Rooftop Solar Facility do not provide additional clarity on
the OPA's interpretation of the land use restrictions on
ground-mount solar PV under the FIT 2.0 Rules.
Despite the flexibility afforded in the definition of
"Economic Interest" for ownership interests other than
equity in a corporation or a partnership interest in a partnership
and for indirect as well as direct interests, which the OPA may
determine in its sole and absolute discretion to constitute an
"Economic Interest", the prescribed forms of Aboriginal
Participation Project Declaration and Education or Health
Participation Project Declaration are best designed to address
direct ownership of securities and partnership interests or
The OPA has not yet released any of the prescribed forms
relating to the FIT 2.0 Contract, other than the prescribed form
for the Consent of Co-op Member & Property Owner Declaration
for Community Participation Project Declaration, which is in a
substantially similar form to that required under the FIT 2.0
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