On June 21, 2016, Ontario's Independent Electricity System
Operator (IESO) issued version 4.0 of the microFIT program. As we
detailed in a prior
post, the IESO had earlier suspended the previous version of
the microFIT program (version 3.3), "to protect the integrity
of the microFIT program and consumers."
A new fuel type/price category will
be created for solar photovoltaic (PV) rooftop applications that
are 6 kilowatts (kW) or smaller. The current 2016 price for solar
PV rooftop projects will apply to projects larger than 6 kW. The
IESO has published the updated 2016 price schedule, showing the higher price
for solar PV rooftop projects less than 6 kW.
In-series metering will be allowed if
permitted by the local distribution company.
Projects will be required to be
connected within 180 days of receiving an Application Approval
Requirement for all applicants to
provide a signed and notarized declaration confirming they have
access to their My microFIT Homepage, understand the microFIT
rules, and other aspects of the program.
All prior unapproved microFIT applications have been terminated.
Applicants who want to continue to be considered for a microFIT
contract will be required to submit a new application under version 4.0. According to
the IESO, applications will continue to be allocated towards the 50
MW 2016 microFIT procurement target. Information about capacity
available under the current procurement target is found in the microFIT bi-weekly reports – as of June
10th, it appears that there was more than 45 MW
remaining from the 2016 annual procurement target.
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The Government of Alberta recently announced a number of policy changes that will impact the Alberta Electricity Market, composed of its generators, transmitters, distributors, retailers, electricity consumers and wholesale electricity market.
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