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.
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.
For more information:
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