Ontario’s green energy rules include a feed-in-tariff for selling to the grid
September 29, 2009 By Pulp & Paper Canada
New regulations regarding renewable energy are intended to provide a stable investment environment where compa…
New regulations regarding renewable energy are intended to provide a stable investment environment where companies know what the rules are — giving them the confidence to invest in Ontario, hire workers, and produce and sell renewable energy, according to the provincial government.
One of the major components of Ontario’s Green Energy Act is a feed-in-tariff program,
which allows individuals and companies to sell renewable energy — like solar, wind, water, biomass, biogas, and landfill gas — into the grid at set rates.
Domestic content requirements ensure that at least 25% of wind projects and 50% of solar projects must be produced in Ontario.
The new regulations also promise a streamlined approvals process and a service guarantee to bring developers greater certainty. A new Ontario Renewable Energy Facilitation Office will act as a one-stop shop to help renewable energy projects get off the ground faster.
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