Power of Water Conference 2016

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The FIT 5.0 Appliation Period will begin on October 31, 2016. The FIT 5.0 program will have a base procurement target of up to 150MW. Any contract capacity that has become availalbe from contract terminations under prior small FIT and microFIT procurements will be calculated and added to FIT 5.0 base procurement target and posted by December 31, 2016.

On April 7, 2015, the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) posted a Ministerial directive addressing changes to the microFIT and FIT programs. Click here to view or download the Directive. The FIT Program is open to projects with a rated electricity generating capacity greater than 10 kilowatts (kW) and generally up to 500 kW.

In anticipation of increased interest in the FIT 5.0 Program, the OWA has developed this web page to assist proponents, industry, municipalities, communities and others to easily access pertinent information regarding the development of small waterpower projects.

Feed-In Tariff (FIT) 5.0 Information

Feed-In Tariff Program 5.0 - Independent Electricity System Operator 

Feed-in Tariff Roster of Subject Matter Experts 

OWA Member - Feed-In Tariff 5.0 Roster of Subject Matter Experts

OWA Feed-in Tariff Resource Information 

A Community Guide to Small Waterpower Development *Recently Added (PDF)

OWA One Window to Waterpower Flow Chart 

OWA Fact Sheet - Waterpower Perspectives 

Estimating Waterpower Potential (Calculator)

Waterpower Sites Potential 0.2 to 2.0 MW (Excel)

RETScreen International  Click here to download RETScreen 4 (44 MB)

Small Hydro Project Analysis

Class Environmental Assessment 

MNRF Waterpower Site Inventory (Excel Spreadsheet - Size: 1 Mb)

Class EA Roles Fact Sheet (PDF)

Other Resources 

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry 

Ministry of Energy Renewable Energy Facilitaiton Office