This guidebook is for the development of wind, small hydro, solar, and biomass projects in Hamilton and Halton communities under Ontario’s Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) program.
Launched in October 2009, the FIT program makes the vision of a decentralized, community owned power grid much more viable. Ontario’s FIT Program provides long-term fixed price contracts - called Power Purchase Agreements or PPAs - for the energy generated by various types of renewable energy technologies.
This guidebook is divided into three sections. From project conception and development, identifying information and contacting the right groups, we’ve provided links to relevant web sites, resources and reports in three sections:
1. Starting Your Renewable Energy Co-operative
2. Financing Your Renewable Energy Co-operative
3. Co-op Administration and Promotion