September 2011 Update
In accordance with the CHPSOP Rules (Section 2.3(e)), the OPA will not be accepting new Applications until it has completed processing of the Launch and Second Tranche Applications and has determined whether there is any remaining Available Capacity.
If it is determined that there is remaining Available Capacity, the OPA will provide five Business Days notice on the website of the reopening of the program for new Applications.
June 16, 2011 Update
Please be advised that the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) has posted updated CHPSOP documents. The changes to the forms of contract are minor in nature and should not affect the preparation of Applications.
As well, an addendum has been issued for the CHPSOP Rules. In response to feedback from stakeholders, the OPA has amended the process for Applications received after the end of the Launch Period and before August 31, 2011 at 5:00 PM (EPT).
The Ontario Power Authority has developed the Combined Heat and Power Standard Offer Program (CHPSOP) to support efficient use of natural gas-fired electricity generating facilities that use CHP technology. The goal of CHPSOP is to facilitate increased development of CHP facilities to a maximum capacity of 20 MW, connected to a Distribution System, and in an area where such generation can be effectively accommodated.
The OPA has allocated 150 MW of capacity for the Launch Period of CHPSOP.
The OPA began accepting CHPSOP Applications on May 6, 2011. The deadline to apply for the Launch Period is June 30, 2011 at 5:00 p.m (EPT). Instructions on how to submit an Application are included in the Application Form, which can be found on the right-hand side of this webpage.
|Posting of draft program rules and contract||Jan 31, 2011|
|Stakeholder session||Feb 25, 2011|
|Posting of draft program updated rules and contract||Mar 30, 2011|
|Stakeholder question and comment period||Feb - Apr 6, 2011|
|OPA review of stakeholder comments and submissions||Mar - Apr, 2011|
|Launch Period commencement||May 6, 2011|
|Launch Period close||Jun 30, 2011|
|Second Tranch Applications accepted||Jul 1, 2011|
|Second Tranche close||Aug 31, 2011|
|OPA review of Applications||Q3 2011|
|Contract offer||Q3 2011|
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