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.
The microFIT Program gives you the opportunity to develop a very small or “micro” renewable electricity generation project - 10 kilowatts (kW) or less in size - on your property.
Intended to encourage the development of renewable energy projects across Ontario, the microFIT Program offers you stable prices under long-term contracts for energy generated from renewable sources, including bioenergy (biomass, biogas and landfill gas), on-shore and off-shore wind, solar photovoltaic (PV) and waterpower.
Under the program, you will be paid a guaranteed price over a 20-year term (40 years for waterpower projects) for all the electricity your project produces and delivers to the province’s electricity grid. The microFIT Program prices are designed to cover your typical project costs and provide you with a reasonable rate of return on your investment over the term of the contract.
How to participate
Once you've selected your renewable energy technology and developed a project plan, signing up for the microFIT Program is straightforward. You apply online, there’s minimal paperwork – and there’s no application fee.
There are three key steps involved in participating in this program:
Step 1: Submit an application and, if eligible and compliant, receive a conditional offer
Step 2: Build and connect your project
Step 3: Accept your contract
For more information about the microFIT Program, click here
The microFIT Program is a stream of a broader feed-in tariff (FIT) Program run by the Ontario Power Authority. Renewable energy projects that can generate more than 10 kW of electricity are eligible for the FIT Program. For more information on the FIT Program, click here.
One of the core goals of the FIT Program is to encourage the development of Aboriginal renewable energy projects. The Aboriginal Energy Partnerships Program provides funding and other support for Aboriginal renewable energy projects, including the Aboriginal Renewable Energy Network and community energy plans. For more information about this program, click here.