What you should know

Before you apply

The IESO encourages everyone interested in participating in the microFIT Program to become familiar with the program requirements and information about the process available on this website. The IESO is the successor to the Ontario Power Authority (OPA), and the IESO now administers the microFIT program.

The IESO recommends waiting until you have an approved application before investing any money in a microFIT installation.

microFIT participants are encouraged to investigate the potential impact on their property taxes, income taxes, and insurance coverage and rates before investing in a microFIT project. 

Potential applicants should be aware that participants in the microFIT Program are unlikely to be covered by consumer protection legislation in their dealings with third-party vendors of services or materials. The microFIT contract is a commercial agreement, and any agreements with third-party vendors or service providers are also considered commercial transactions, not consumer transactions.

The information on this website is not advice, legal or otherwise, and everyone considering whether or not to participate in the microFIT Program is encouraged to obtain independent legal advice.

If the applicant or contract holder chooses to work with a third-party service provider, please be aware that the applicant or contract holder remains liable to the IESO for all representations, warranties, obligations, covenants and liabilities under the application and any microFIT contract arising from the application.

About the microFIT Program

The IESO does not charge a fee to apply to the microFIT Program.

The IESO does not pre-approve applications. Each application made to the IESO must be submitted by the applicant or an authorized representative. An applicant’s representative may submit an application on their behalf only if the required document is signed by the applicant and submitted to the IESO.

The IESO does not solicit door-to-door for its programs, nor does it authorize any third parties to issue approvals on its behalf.  No third parties offering services in relation to microFIT projects are associated with or endorsed by the IESO.

The IESO is not liable or responsible for any costs or expenses incurred by an applicant under any circumstances, including the termination of an application or contract.

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