Non-Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Projects on Agricultural Lands


Important Notice: As of September 30, 2016, the CLI maps on this webpage will be removed. CLI mapping for future FIT calls will be available from OMAFRA's AgMaps portal.


Information on renewable energy generation contracts under the Large Renewable Procurement Program (LRP) and the Feed-in Tariff Program (FIT) is provided on the Independent Electricity System Operator's (IESO) website.

Non-rooftop solar projects greater than 10 kilowatts may be ineligible for a renewable energy generation contract if they are proposed to be located in prime agricultural areas or on prime agricultural lands.

If the IESO requires use of the official OMAFRA Canada Land Inventory (CLI) mapping to demonstrate eligibility for a non-rooftop solar energy generation contract, the mapping may be downloaded below.

In some cases, CLI mapping, designed for regional-scale planning, may need to be completed at a higher resolution (larger scale) for site specific use. The approach for doing so is outlined on the Ministry of Energy's website for FIT and for LRP.

Non-rooftop solar projects larger than 10 kilowatts are ineligible in Specialty Crop Areas, which currently include the Niagara Peninsula, Holland Marsh, parts of Grey County and Thedford Marsh. Maps of these areas can be found here:

Information, Questions or Comments

If you have questions on how to apply for a FIT contract, please contact the IESO at 1-888-387-3403 or FIT@IESO.ca. For information on the Large Renewable Procurement program, please see the IESO's website or send an email to LRP@ieso.ca.


Official CLI Mapping

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Note to Users:

  1. CLI mapping is available for areas shown in blue.
  2. Areas not coloured blue are Unclassified.
  3. The numbers shown in the index maps below are the National Topographic System (NTS) index numbers, also referred to as NTS quadrant numbers.

Southwestern Ontario

Feed-in Tariff Map 30L13 30L14 30L15 30M3 30M4 30M5 30M11 30M12 30M13 30M14 30M15 31D1 31D2 31D3 31D4 31D5 31D6 31D7 31D8 31D9 31D10 31D11 31D12 31D13 31D14 31D15 31D16 31E1 41H8 41G9 41H3 41H4 41A14 41A15 41A16 41A11 41A10 41A9 41A8 41A7 41A6 41A5 41A4 41A3 41A2 41A1 40P1 40P2 40P3 40P4 40P5 40P6 40P7 40P8 40P9 40P10 40P11 40P12 40P13 40P14 40P15 40P16 40I16 40I15 40I14 40I13 40I9 40I10 40I11 40I12 40I5 40J1 40J2 40J3 40J6 40J7 40J8 40J9 40J10 40J16 40G15 40O1 30M16 31E4 31E11 31E12 41H5 41H12 30M6 40G10 40G16 30L13 30L14 30L15 30M3 30M4 30M5 30M11 30M12 30M13 30M14 30M15 31D1 31D2 31D3 31D4 31D5 31D6 31D7 31D8 31D9 31D10 31D11 31D12 31D13 31D14 31D15 31D16 31E1 41H8 41G9 41H3 41H4 41A14 41A15 41A16 41A11 41A10 41A9 41A8 41A7 41A6 41A5 41A4 41A3 41A2 41A1 40P1 40P2 40P3 40P4 40P5 40P6 40P7 40P8 40P9 40P10 40P11 40P12 40P13 40P14 40P15 40P16 40I16 40I15 40I14 40I13 40I9 40I10 40I11 40I12 40I5 40J1 40J2 40J3 40J6 40J7 40J8 40J9 40J10 40J16 40G15 40O1 30M16 31E4 31E11 31E12 41H5 41H12 30M6 40G10 40G16

Eastern Ontario

Feed-in Tariff Map 31L2 31K4 31K3 31F13 31F14 31F15 31F12 31F11 31F10 31F9 31F8 31F7 31F6 31F5 31E8 31E1 31F4 31C3 31F3 31F2 31C4 31F1 31G1 31G2 31G3 31G4 31G5 31D8 31G6 31G7 31G8 31G9 31G10 31G11 30M15 30M16 31D2 31D1 31D7 31D9 31D10 31D15 31D16 30N13 30N14 30N15 31C1 31C2 31C5 31C6 31C7 31C8 31C9 31C10 31C11 31C12 31C13 31C14 31C15 31C16 31B12 31B13 31B14 31L1 31L7 31B5 31B11 31B15 31L8 31L2 31K4 31K3 31F13 31F14 31F15 31F12 31F11 31F10 31F9 31F8 31F7 31F6 31F5 31E8 31E1 31F4 31C3 31F3 31F2 31C4 31F1 31G1 31G2 31G3 31G4 31G5 31D8 31G6 31G7 31G8 31G9 31G10 31G11 30M15 30M16 31D2 31D1 31D7 31D9 31D10 31D15 31D16 30N13 30N14 30N15 31C1 31C2 31C5 31C6 31C7 31C8 31C9 31C10 31C11 31C12 31C13 31C14 31C15 31C16 31B12 31B13 31B14 31L1 31L7 31B5 31B11 31B15 31L8

North Western Ontario

Feed-in Tariff Map 52F14 52F15 52E15 52E16 52L3 52L6 52C11 52C12 52C13 52D9 52D10 52D16 52D15 52E10 52F14 52F15 52E15 52E16 52L3 52L6 52C11 52C12 52C13 52D9 52D10 52D16 52D15 52E10

North Central Ontario 1

Feed-in Tariff Map 41G9 41G14 41G15 41G16 41J1 41J2 41J3 41J4 41J5 41J6 41J8 41J9 41K1 41K7 41K8 41K9 41K10 41K15 41K16 41G10 41G11 41G9 41G14 41G15 41G16 41J1 41J2 41J3 41J4 41J5 41J6 41J8 41J9 41K1 41K7 41K8 41K9 41K10 41K15 41K16 41G10 41G11

North Central Ontario 2

Feed-in Tariff Map 52A3 52A4 52A5 52A6 52A10 52A11 52A12 52A13 52A3 52A4 52A5 52A6 52A10 52A11 52A12 52A13

North Eastern Ontario

Feed-in Tariff Map 31E8 31L2 31L3 31L5 31L6 31L11 31L12 41H8 41H5 41H12 41H13 41I1 41I5 41I6 41I7 41I8 41I10 41I11 41I15 41I16 41J1 41J2 41J3 41J6 41J8 41J9 31E5 31E6 31E11 31E12 31E14 31L4 31L7 31L8 31L1 41I4 31E13 31E8 31L2 31L3 31L5 31L6 31L11 31L12 41H8 41H5 41H12 41H13 41I1 41I5 41I6 41I7 41I8 41I10 41I11 41I15 41I16 42A1 41J1 41J2 41J3 41J6 41J8 41J9 31E5 31E6 31E11 31E12 31E14 31L4 31L7 31L8 31L1 41I4 31E13 42A6 42A9 42A10 42A15 42A11


For more information:
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300
E-mail: ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca
Author: OMAFRA Staff
Creation Date: 09 October 2009
Last Reviewed: 30 December 2014