Contract FAQs

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  1. How can I add or remove my spouse's name to/from my Contract?
  2. How can I increase the Nameplate (AC/DC) Capacity of my Facility?
  3. How can I decrease the Nameplate (AC/DC) Capacity of my Facility?
  4. How can I change the contact details on my Contract?
  5. How can I change the Facility address on my Contract?
  6. How can I change the legal name on my Contract?
  7. How can I change the Renewable Fuel type of my Facility?
  8. How do I terminate my Contract?
  9. Can I give permission to another individual to speak on my behalf?
  10. I want to assign my Contract, but the Assignee does not have a computer or access to the internet. What do I do?
  11. Who can the Contract be assigned to?
  12. How do I access my Contract?
  13. Who pays me?
  14. How can I notify the OPA of any change in my Sales Tax registration status for a version 1 Contract?
  15. How can I notify the OPA of any change in my Sales Tax registration status for a version 2.0 or version 3.0 Contract?
  16. I forgot my password.
  17. What is my username?
  18. What is a generator account number?
  19. What is a load customer account number?
  20. What is an LDC?
  21. How do I submit a Contract assignment request?
  22. What happens if I move?
  23. Can you email me my Contract?
  24. My insurance company is asking me to submit a Hold Harmless Agreement. Can you send it to me?
  25. I am the Supplier, but when I email the OPA I get a response stating that my email must originate from the email address listed in the Contract. Why is that?
  26. What are some of the reasons my assignment request may be declined?
  27. How long will it take to assign my Contract?
  28. The Supplier has passed away. What should happen?
  29. How can I obtain a Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee?
  30. What happens to my revenue stream if my microFIT Facility is offline?
     

1.  How can I add or remove my spouse's name to/from my Contract?

To add or remove a party to the Contract, a Contract assignment request must be submitted to the OPA. To initiate a Contract assignment, please follow the Contract Assignment Instructions applicable to your Contract version.

Versions 1.3 and 1.4: Contract Assignment Instructions
Versions 1.5 and 1.6: Contract Assignment Instructions
Versions 2.0 and 3.0: Contract Assignment Instructions

2.  How can I increase the Nameplate (AC/DC) Capacity of my Facility?

The OPA does not permit increases to Nameplate Capacity, as a matter of policy.

3.  How can I decrease the Nameplate (AC/DC) Capacity of my Facility?

To decrease the Nameplate Capacity of a Facility, a Contract amendment must be submitted to the OPA. To submit a Contract amendment, please email a completed and signed  Amendment Request Form to microFIT.contract@powerauthority.on.ca.

4.  How can I change the contact details on my Contract?

To change contact information set out in the Contract (including email or mailing address), a change notice must be submitted to the OPA. This does not include changes to Supplier (see Contract assignments) or property upon which Facility is located (see Contract amendments).

To submit a change notice, please email a completed and scanned Change Notice Form to microFIT.contract@powerauthority.on.ca

5.  How can I change the Facility address on my Contract?

To change the address of the Facility, a Contract amendment must be submitted to the OPA. 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 submit a Contract amendment, please email a completed and signed Amendment Request Form to microFIT.contract@powerauthority.on.ca.

6.  How can I change the legal name on my Contract?

To change the legal name of the Supplier, a Contract change notice or a Contract assignment must be submitted to the OPA. 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 submit a Contract change notice, please email a completed and scanned Change Notice Form to microFIT.contract@powerauthority.on.ca.

To initiate a Contract assignment, please see the Contract Assignment Instructions applicable to your Contract version.

Versions 1.3 and 1.4: Contract Assignment Instructions
Versions 1.5 and 1.6: Contract Assignment Instructions
Versions 2.0 and 3.0: Contract Assignment Instructions

7.  How can I change the Renewable Fuel type of my Facility?

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 OPA. 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). 

To submit a Contract amendment, please email a completed and signed Amendment Request Form to microFIT.contract@powerauthority.on.ca.

8.  How do I terminate my Contract?

You may terminate your microFIT Contract on thirty days prior written notice to the OPA. Email a completed and signed Notice of Termination Form to microFIT.contract@powerauthority.on.ca to proceed with a Contract termination. 

9.  Can I give permission to another individual to speak on my behalf?

For version 1 Contracts, the OPA will only communicate with the Supplier (using the contact information listed in the Notices provision of the microFIT Contract).

 
For version 2.0 and 3.0 Contracts, the Supplier may authorize a third party as the Supplier’s designated representative. Where the Supplier designates a representative, the OPA may communicate with both the Supplier (using the Supplier Contact Informationlisted in Part 1 - Section A(10) of the microFIT Contract) and the designated representative (using the Contact Information for the representative of Supplier listed in Part 1 - Section A(11) of the microFIT Contract), but is under no obligation to communicate with the designated representative. The Supplier may add or remove a designated representative at the Supplier’s option (version 2.0 and version 3.0 Contracts).

10.  I want to assign my Contract, but the Assignee does not have a computer or access to the internet. What do I do?

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.

Versions 1.3 and 1.4: Contract Assignment Instructions
Versions 1.5 and 1.6: Contract Assignment Instructions
Versions 2.0 and 3.0: Contract Assignment Instructions

11.  Who can the Contract be assigned to?

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:

12.  How do I access my Contract?

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.

13.  Who pays me?

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.

14.  How can I notify the OPA of any change in my Sales Tax registration status for a version 1 Contract?

A Change Notice Form must be submitted to the OPA. To submit a change notice to the OPA, please email a completed and signed Change Notice Form to microFIT.contract@powerauthority.on.ca.  

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 OPA and the Supplier. Please also contact your local distribution company directly and notify them of your updated Sales Tax registration status.

15.  How can I notify the OPA of any change in my Sales Tax registration status for a version 2.0 or version 3.0 Contract?

The OPA does not collect Sales Tax registration status information for version 2.0 or version 3.0 Contracts. Version 2.0 or version 3.0 Suppliers should contact their local distribution company directly to notify the local distribution company of any change in Supplier’s Sales Tax registration status.

16.  I forgot my password.

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.

17.  What is my username?

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.

18.  What is a generator account number?

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.

19.  What is a load customer account number?

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.

20.  What is an LDC?

LDC stands for local distribution company.

21.  How do I submit a Contract assignment request?

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.

Versions 1.3 and 1.4: Contract Assignment Instructions
Versions 1.5 and 1.6: Contract Assignment Instructions
Versions 2.0 and 3.0: Contract Assignment Instructions

22.  What happens if I move?

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:

23.  Can you email me my Contract?

The OPA 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.  

24. My insurance company is asking me to submit a Hold Harmless Agreement. Can you send it to me?

The OPA does not provide such documentation.

25. I am the Supplier, but when I email the OPA I get a response stating that my email must originate from the email address listed in the Contract. Why is that?

The OPA is able to discuss Contract-specific information with only the Supplier (or with the listed representative for version 2.0, 2.1 and 3.0 Contracts). The OPA ensures this by discussing Contract-specific information only if the email originates from the email address listed in Section 9.1 of a version 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, or 1.6 Contract, or Section A(10) or Section A(11) of a version 2.0, 2.1, and 3.0 Contract.
 
It is therefore  important that the email address listed in the Contract be active and regularly monitored.
 
If the email address listed in the Contract is no longer active or accessible, the Supplier should email microFIT.contract@powerauthority.on.ca to inform the OPA of the situation.
 
26. What are some of the reasons my assignment request may be declined?
 
Reasons an assignment request may be declined include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Long periods of inactivity during the assignment process.
  • Assignee not meeting the Eligibility criteria, as identified in the Eligible Participant Schedule, where applicable.
  • After initiating an assignment request, it is discovered that key information listed in the Contract is incorrect and requires updating (e.g., Contact information or Facility characteristics).
27. How long will it take to assign my Contract?

The total time to assign a Contract varies for each microFIT Contract assignment. The OPA encourages Suppliers to initiate the assignment as soon as possible.

28. The Supplier has passed away. What should happen?

  1. The executor/estate trustee should contact microFIT.contract@powerauthority.on.ca to inform the OPA of the Supplier’s passing.
  2. The estate trustee will be requested to submit a Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee and a Notarized Identity Confirmation Form to the OPA to demonstrate its authority as estate trustee for the Supplier.
  3. In the event that a Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee has not been applied for or obtained, and the executor/estate trustee does not intend to do so, the following document package will be accepted:
    1. Notarized copy of a partial will including the first page of the will, the page containing the executor appointments and alternates and the signature page.
    2. Notarized copy of the official death certificate. In the event that the official death certificate has not yet been obtained, a notarized copy of the funeral director's statement of death will be accepted. 
    3. Notarized Identity Confirmation Form.
    4. Declaration, Agreement and Indemnity Form.

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?

29. How can I obtain a Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee?

The OPA encourages the executor/estate trustee to seek independent legal advice relating to the estate of the Supplier.

30. What happens to my revenue stream if my microFIT Facility is offline?

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.
 

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