Incentive Programs

The Ontario government currently offers Ontario residents some of the most generous incentives in the world to promote the installation of renewable energy systems such as wind and solar power.

Feed-in Tariff (microFIT) Program

Now that you have considered the benefits of generating green energy from renewable sources such as the sun and wind, now imagine being able to sell it for a guaranteed price. As a green energy producer you can not only be proud of the fact that you are an important part of Ontario’s growing green energy movement but you can also make money and contribute to a cleaner environment at the same time.

If you are a homeowner, farmer or small business owner, you have the opportunity to develop a very small or “micro” renewable electricity generation project (10 kilowatts or less in size) on your property. Under the microFIT Program, you will be paid a guaranteed price for all the electricity your project produces for at least 20 years.

For more information on the Feed-in-Tariff program, please visit the OPA website at fit.powerauthority.on.ca/.

Net-Metering Program

The Net Metering program is available to any electricity customer who generates electricity, primarily for their own use, from renewable energy technologies with a maximum cumulative output of up to 500 kilowatts.

Ontario’s Net metering program allows you to send electricity generated from renewable sources such as wind and solar back to the electrical grid for credit toward your electricity cost. As a green energy producer your utility will subtract the value of electricity you supply to the grid from the value of what you take from the grid. As the result you will see the ‘net’ difference between those two amounts on your utility bill. A major benefit of net metering means that you no longer need to have an expensive battery or a back up generator to produce your electricity needs. If you supply power that is worth more than the power you take from the grid over the billing period, you’ll receive a credit that will lower future energy bills. The more electricity you produce, the greater your savings.

For more information on the Net Metering Program, please visit The Ontario Ministry of Energy website at www.mei.gov.on.ca/en/.