Step 4: Application Approval Notice

The IESO will issue an Application Approval Notice when:

  • you have requested an offer to connect from your LDC within 30 days of the status of your application changing to "Pending LDC Offer to Connect"
  • your LDC has issued an offer to connect for your microFIT project within the 90-day period
  • you have met all other microFIT Program eligibility requirements.

   An Application Approval Notice is issued:

  • your application status will change from “Pending LDC Offer to Connect” to “Pending Connection”
  • you must build  and connect your microFIT project (see Step 5),upload a copy of your Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) Connection Authorization to your My microFIT Home Page and the LDC must provide connection details of your project to the IESO within 180 days from the date the Application Approval Notice is issued. The Application Approval Notice will expire and your application will be terminated if your LDC does not report your project’s connection details to the IESO and you do not upload a copy of the ESA Connection Authorization within 180 days from the date of your Application Approval Notice. It is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with your LDC’s timelines and processes to ensure that you meet the 180-day deadline.
  • the IESO will offer you a microFIT Contract for the project described in your application, subject to you satisfying the conditions set out in the Application Approval Notice and receiving confirmation from your LDC of the connection of your microFIT project to the distribution system.

Note: if you build your project before the IESO issues you an Application Approval Notice, you do so at your own risk and all costs, expenses and liabilities relating to the microFIT project will be borne by you, the applicant, regardless of whether a microFIT contract is offered. We strongly encourage you NOT to build your project before you receive an Application Approval Notice. 

Applicant responsibilities

  • Read and understand the terms of your Application Approval Notice.
  • Contact your LDC to find out how to connect your project.
  • Develop a plan to build and connect your project, upload your ESA Connection Authorization and have your LDC report your project’s connection details to the IESO within 180 days from the date of your Application Approval Notice.
  • Continue to check your My microFIT Home Page for messages from the IESO.

Step 5: Build and connect your project