The Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) has released an update regarding the Ontario Feed-In-Tariff review that is underway:
Ongoing discussions between Ministry of Energy and CanSIA staff have continued throughout the FIT review process. More recently, on February 15th, CanSIA met with the Ontario Premier's Office.
We understand that the Ministry of Energy is carefully reviewing almost 3,000 submissions and is now in the process of making decisions on some of the major program elements, such as FIT prices, local consultations, and the Renewable Energy Approval (REA) process.
The Ministry of Energy and the Premiers Office have stated their commitment to release the results of the review and restart the FIT process as quickly as possible. CanSIA continues to advocate the need to expedite the review, and changes that are needed to the program so that we can bring to fruition a strong solar industry in Ontario. At the same time, CanSIA continues to advise against changes that could harm the solar industry or put jobs and investments at risk.
In particular, CanSIA continues to stress the urgency to have the microFIT program restarted as soon as possible and before the rest of the FIT program. The Ministry of Energy is taking this advice under consideration.
Read the full document: CanSIA Update: Ontario FIT Review
Comments from Deputy Minister Fareed Amin were released February 7th, 2012.
So, no news is no news. Not much of an update but, there you have it just the same. We continue to await release of the new rates and rules in order to get your projects underway, and will keep you updated as new information is available.