IESO announced yesterday that the 50 MW target set by the Minister of Energy for Ontario has been reached.
Below is a copy of the relevant paragraphs in their bulletin:
On December 1, 2017, the microFIT Program reached the 50 MW Annual Procurement Target allocated for 2017. As a result, the IESO will not accept any further applications under the microFIT Program. The application window for the microFIT Program has officially closed. As stated in the November 14, 2017, program update, applications that were submitted on or before the application closure date will only be reviewed if capacity becomes available in the Annual Procurement Target by December 29, 2017. Any application that is not allocated to the Annual Procurement Target (i.e., any application that has not been set to Pending LDC Offer to Connect status) by December 29, 2017, will be terminated.
Applications that have been set to Pending LDC Offer to Connect status by December 29, 2017, will continue to be processed in accordance with the microFIT Rules.”
It seems very likely that some form of replacement incentive program for residential solar is on the way possibly under the auspices of the Green Ontario Fund.
As part of Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan, the Green Ontario Fund is exploring the opportunities for solar PV and solar thermal incentive programs.