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To add or remove a party to the Contract, a Contract assignment request must be submitted to the IESO. To initiate a Contract assignment, please follow the Contract Assignment Instructions applicable to your Contract version.
The IESO does not permit increases to Nameplate Capacity, as a matter of policy.
To decrease the Nameplate Capacity of a Facility, a Contract amendment must be submitted to the IESO. To submit a Contract amendment, please email a completed and signed Amendment Request Form to microFIT.Contract@ieso.ca.
To change contact information set out in the Contract (including email or mailing address), a change notice must be submitted to the IESO. This does not include changes to Supplier (see Contract assignments) or property upon which Facility is located (see Contract amendments).
To change the address of the Facility, a Contract amendment must be submitted to the IESO. Facility address changes will be limited to changes related to the existing property. Under no circumstances is a Supplier permitted to change the address of the Facility to reflect the relocation of the Facility from the existing property to a different property.
To change the legal name of the Supplier, a Contract change notice or a Contract assignment must be submitted to the IESO. Where the Supplier will remain the same legal entity (legal name change upon marriage/divorce or correction of misspelling), a Contract change notice is required. Where the legal entity of the Supplier will change (add/remove a Supplier or transfer to a new Supplier), a Contract assignment is required.
To initiate a Contract assignment, please see the Contract Assignment Instructions applicable to your Contract version.
A Supplier may change the Facility’s Renewable Fuel type if it has a microFIT version 1.3 or 1.4 (application submitted prior to July 2, 2010) Contract (solar ground-mounted and rooftop Facilities are not distinguished for version 1.3 and 1.4 Contracts), by submitting a Contract amendment request to the IESO. A Supplier will not be permitted to change the Facility’s Renewable Fuel type if it has any other version of microFIT Contract (1.4 [application submitted on or after July 2, 2010], 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1, 2.0, 2.1, 3.0).
You may terminate your microFIT Contract on thirty days prior written notice to the IESO. Email a completed and signed Notice of Termination Form to microFIT.Contract@ieso.ca to proceed with a Contract termination.
For version 1 Contracts, the IESO will only communicate with the Supplier (using the contact information listed in the Notices provision of the microFIT Contract).
To complete the Contract assignment process, both the existing Supplier (Assignor) and prospective Supplier (Assignee) must have access to the Internet. To initiate a Contract assignment, please follow the Contract Assignment Instructions applicable to your Contract version.
For version 1.3 or 1.4 Contracts, a Supplier may assign the Contract to any legal entity. For version 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1, 2.0, 2.1 and 3.0 Contracts, a Supplier may assign the Contract to another Eligible Participant. For a complete list of Eligible Participants, please refer to the applicable microFIT Eligible Participant Schedule below:
Contracts may be accessed through the “My microFIT Home Page”. Following login, click the “Contract Offer – Accepted” option in the status column. Contracts are posted in PDF format and are accessible 24/7.
A Supplier will receive Generation Payments from its local distribution company. Generation Payments will be issued according to the local distribution company’s standard billing cycle. For more information regarding a Generation Payment, contact your local distribution company.
In accordance with Section 4.4.1 of the microFIT Contract, your local distribution company is designated as the exclusive settlement agent for all GenerationPayments (including GST/HST payments) on behalf of both the IESO and the Supplier. Please also contact your local distribution company directly and notify them of your updated Sales Tax registration status.
A “My microFIT Home Page” password may be reset using the “forgot my password” link on the “My microFIT Home Page”. To reset a “My microFIT Home Page” password, the email and username associated with the account will be required.
A username is created upon registration of a “My microFIT Home Page”. A username may be reset by using the “forgot my username” link of the “My microFIT Home Page”. To reset a “My microFIT Home Page” username, the email associated with the account will be required.
A generator account number is the account number assigned by the Supplier’s local distribution company to the Facility that is supplying electricity to the grid. A generator account number may be distinguished from a load customer account number, which is assigned to a load facility that is drawing electricity from the grid.
A load customer account number is the account number assigned by a local distribution company to a load facility that is drawing electricity from the grid. A load facility account number may be distinguished from a generator account number, which is assigned to a Facility that is supplying electricity to the grid.
LDC stands for local distribution company.
All Contract assignment requests are submitted through the “My microFIT Home Page”. To initiate a Contract assignment, please see the Contract Assignment Instructions applicable to your Contract version.
Existing microFIT Contracts cannot be amended to reflect a different property address due to a move. Where the Supplier sells the property upon which a Facility is located, the Supplier may assign the Contract to the new property owner. Where the Supplier has a version 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1, 2.0, 2.1 and 3.0 Contract, the Supplier’s Eligible Participant status may be affected by a move or sale and any Contract assignment must be to another Eligible Participant. See below for more information regarding the Eligible Participant Schedule or Contract Assignment Instructions:
The IESO will not email Contracts in any circumstances. Contracts are accessible through the Supplier’s “My microFIT Home Page”. Contracts are in PDF format and are accessible 24/7.
The IESO does not provide such documentation.
The total time to assign a Contract varies for each microFIT Contract assignment. The IESO encourages Suppliers to initiate the assignment as soon as possible.
What happens if the executor(s)/estate trustee(s) is more than one natural person?
What happens if the executor/estate trustee is a company?
The IESO encourages the executor/estate trustee to seek independent legal advice relating to the estate of the Supplier.
Suppliers are paid for the renewable generation that they produce and inject into the LDC’s distribution system. As a result, Suppliers are not paid for when their microFIT Facility is offline. This includes microFIT Facilities that are offline for an indefinite period of time.
No. Adding a battery back-up or supply system to a contracted microFIT Facility is not allowed. Please refer to the relevant covenants in your microFIT Contract for more details.
Please refer to the current version of the microFIT Rules and microFIT Contract for more information.
For properties that have both 1) a microFIT Facility that is a Directly Connected Facility and 2) an independent load metered by a separate load meter, the configuration of the load, the load meter and a battery back-up or supply system is not governed by the microFIT Contract. Accordingly, the microFIT Contract does not prohibit a battery back-up or supply system connected to the independent load and load meter. The IESO highly recommends that the Supplier seek independent business, technical, and/or legal advice before proceeding with a battery back-up or supply system.
Please notify the IESO by emailing microFIT.Contract@ieso.ca if you meet the above criteria and are interested in adding a battery back-up or storage system to your property.
Versions 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, or 1.6.2 microFIT Contract holders may submit a request to their Local Distribution Company (LDC) to redirect Generation Payments. If a redirection of Generation Payments is permitted by the LDC, the name and LDC account number associated with the Facility must continue to match the information stated in section 2.1.3 of the applicable microFIT Contract. Furthermore, all redirection requests made to the LDC should be received from, and executed by the Supplier.
Generation Payments to versions 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.1, 3.0, 3.0.1. 3.1, 3.1.1 or 3.2 microFIT Contract holders must be made to the Supplier identified in Part 1 - Section A(6) of the applicable microFIT Contract. Further, in accordance with Part 2 - Section 10 of a version 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.1, 3.0, 3.0.1. 3.1, 3.1.1 or 3.2 microFIT Contract, the Supplier may not, under any circumstances, assign anything less than all of its rights and obligations under its microFIT Contract. For clarity, the assignment of generation settlement rights are prohibited under version 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.1, 3.0, 3.0.1. 3.1, 3.1.1 or 3.2 microFIT Contracts.