Program rules

Your project must meet certain requirements to qualify for the microFIT Program. A microFIT project must:

  • be a renewable generating facility that uses solar photovoltaic (PV), wind, waterpower or bioenergy (biogas, biomass, landfill gas)
  • be 10 kW or less in size and located in Ontario
    • Note: 10 kW is the maximum nameplate capacity per renewable fuel that is permitted on any single property. However, where the renewable fuel is solar (PV) in a rooftop solar facility or solar (PV) in a non-rooftop solar facility, a maximum of one solar (PV) microFIT Project is permitted on any such single property
  • not be located on the same property that a FIT project using the same renewable fuel is or is proposed to be located
  • in the case of non-rooftop solar projects or wind projects that have a nameplate capacity of 3 kW or less, not be located on lands that are used for residential purposes or lands abutting lands that are used for residential purposes. On commercial or industrial land, the non-rooftop project may not be the main, primary or only purpose for which the property is used
  • have metering that is suitable for data collection and payment calculation. All microFIT projects require a separate meter to determine the amount of electricity produced by the project
  • not be an OPA nor IESO-contracted facility that has reached commercial operation, or have been an OPA nor IESO-contracted facility that has previously achieved commercial operation
  • be connected, directly or indirectly, to the IESO-controlled grid via a distribution system of a LDC.

The above list is intended to provide highlights of the rules and is not a complete list. Please ensure that you have carefully reviewed and understand the microFIT Rules and eligible participant schedule before submitting your application. See the related program documents.