Ontario is on its way towards a clean energy revolution! Across the province green energy business, jobs and leadership are growing.
Pembina released a great study called Behind the Switch: Pricing Ontario Electricity Options that compares two scenarios of electricity generation in Ontario.
Check out our new report: Harvesting Clean Energy on Ontario Farms
Click on the images to check out some of the cool initiatives that our members are involved in below!
Feed in tariff (FIT)
Ontario’s feed-in tariff or FIT Program is North America’s first comprehensive guaranteed pricing structure for renewable electricity production. It offers stable prices under long-term contracts for energy generated from renewable sources, including:
The FIT Program was enabled by the Green Energy and Green Economy Act, 2009 which was passed into law on May 14, 2009. The Ontario Power Authority is responsible for implementing the program.
By encouraging the development of renewable energy in Ontario, the FIT Program will:
- help Ontario phase out coal-fired electricity generation by 2014 – the largest climate change initiative in Canada
- boost economic activity and the development of renewable energy technologies
- create new green industries and jobs.
For more on the FIT program, please click here.
Consider the benefits of generating green energy from renewable sources such as the sun, wind, water or bioenergy, and selling it for a guaranteed price. You can be part of Ontario’s growing green energy movement, make money and contribute to a cleaner environment.
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 on the micro-FIT program, click here.
Ontario Power Authority Save On Energy Programs
The Ontario Power Authority has launched its SaveOnEnergy campaign. Highlighting an extensive array of programs to help homeowners and businesses save on up front and long term energy costs by improving conservation and energy efficiency. Full details about programs and related savings can be found at www.saveonenergy.ca.
Other policies and incentives…
In addition, there are many conservation and renewable energy programs available in Ontario to help you in your efforts to be more energy aware. They are offered by various levels of government, by local electricity and natural gas utilities, by non-profit agencies, and by many other associations.
These initiatives and programs undertaken by groups and individuals across Ontario are of vital importance to our economy and our environment.
This searchable incentives guide brings together information designed to assist you in finding the programs best suited to your interests and needs – whether you are looking for more information, practical assistance, financial incentives, or other resources. It will be updated regularly, as new projects are launched and others reach their end, so please keep checking back.