microFIT - Renewable Generation less than 10 Kilowatts
The microFIT program helps Ontario meet its Green Energy and Green Economy Act targets by providing a standard pricing regime and simplified eligibility, contracting and other rules for small renewable electricity generating projects. microFIT differs from Net Metering in that the customer gets paid a microFIT contract price for the electricity produced by the generator. At the same time, the customer continues to pay the regulated or market price for electricity used on their premises.
This creates a need for two meters (and accounts), one to measure the amount of electricity supplied to the distribution system and one to measure the amount of electricity used on the premises. microFIT customers are responsible for connection costs and must enter into a 20-year contract with the Ontario Power Authority (OPA). Erie Thames Powerlines specifies the physical connection requirements and pays the generator upon direction from the OPA. The customer must enter a Micro-Embedded Generation Facility Connection Agreement with Erie Thames Powerlines .
For more details on rates and requirements for the program, please visit the Ontario Power Authority's FIT website.
Steps to Connect
Follow the steps below to begin connecting your small generation facility to Erie Thames Powerlines electricity network under the microFIT program:
Still have questions?
For further information on connecting a microFIT project to Erie Thames Powerlines distribution system, please contact our microFIT team at FIT@eriethamespower.com or visit the OPA's microFIT website.
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