Project Development

Feed In Tariff Program

Ontario's FIT (Feed In Tariff) program provides guaranteed purchase of all of the power supplied by renewable energy projects for 20 years (40 years for waterpower) at a fixed price that is high enough to generate a reasonable rate of return.

The FIT program includes an incentive for community power in the form of a price adder of up to 1 cent extra per kWh, and decreased security deposits.

Complete information about the FIT program is available on the Ontario Power Authority's website.

Also very helpful is the FIT Program Overview (.jpg file) document.

Ontario's Renewable Energy Facilitation Office (REFO)

The Renewable Energy Facilitation Office (REFO) is a one-window access point to assist renewable energy project proponents (developers, communities and municipalities) obtain information about bringing their projects to life. The REFO can connect proponents with the appropriate resources at our partner ministries, agencies and governments.

On Co-op

The Ontario Co-operative Association (On Co-op)develops, unites and promotes co-operatives throughout the province of Ontario.


RETScreen Clean Energy Project Analysis Software is used to evaluate the energy production and savings, costs, emission reductions, financial viability and risk for various types of renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies.

Aboriginal Renewable Energy Network

The AREN website includes a helpful section on developing renewable power projects.

Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA)

OSEA is a province-wide, member-based, non-profit organization representing more than 1,500 people, including private individuals, cooperatives, farmers, First Nations, businesses, institutions and municipalities – all engaged in or supporting Community Power projects and renewable energy.