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The collective voice of Ontarios Growing biogas Industry

The collective voice of Ontarios Growing biogas Industry

Energy

  • Are there alternative energy procurement options other than the Ontario Power Authority Feed-in Tariff program?
  • Can biogas be considered under the OPA Clean Energy Standard Offer Program (CESOP)?
  • Do in-series meter (or behind the meter) configurations qualify for FIT?
  • What is Hydro Ones Distance Limitation Rule and what could it mean for my biogas project?
  • What is the overall process for OPAs FIT?
  • What are Hydro Ones current Connection Impact Assessment (CIA) fees?
  • What is considered a Future Contract Related Product under the OPA FIT program?

 

Q
Are there alternative energy procurement options other than the Ontario Power Authority Feed-in Tariff program?

A
At this point, there are no other programs that support biogas development in the form of an energy contract.

 

Q
Can biogas be considered under the OPA Clean Energy Standard Offer Program (CESOP)?

A
No, biogas would be eligible under OPAs FIT Program only.

 

Q
Do in-series meter (or behind the meter) configurations qualify for FIT?

A
As per a directive from Measurements Canada, an in-series metering configuration is not an eligible option under OPAs FIT. For more details and updates related to this decision, please see http://fit.powerauthority.on.ca/Page.asp?PageID=924&ContentID=10261

 

Q
What is the overall process for OPAs FIT?

A
FIT Process Milestones, Timelines, and Payments (.pdf).

 

Q
What is Hydro Ones Distance Limitation Rule and what could it mean for my biogas project?

A
Hydro One has It depends on voltage. For feeders <15kV (which covers most biogas), the maximum distance is effectively 12km. Although the majority of existing projects are within 12km of a DS, it does cut out many rural areas.

 

Q
What is the overall process for OPAs FIT?

A
FIT Process Milestones, Timelines, and Payments (.pdf).

 

Q
What are Hydro Ones current Connection Impact Assessment (CIA) fees?

A
Hydro Ones CIA fee schedule can be found at the following link: http://www.hydroone.com/Generators/Documents/Feed-In%20Tariff/Connection%20Impact%20Assessment%20(CIA).pdf

 

Q
What is considered a Future Contract Related Product under the OPA FIT program?

A
OPA has provided clarity on FCRP as referenced in their guidelines document posted on their website and accessiblehere.