Current electricity contracts

As an important part of our mandate, the OPA has procured a portfolio of various generation technologies and capacities for the province of Ontario.

Information displayed, including capacity data, is accurate to the end of March 31, 2014.

Q1 2014 Update

As of March 31, 2014, the OPA held contracts for 22,518 megawatts (MW) of electricity supply generation based on average contract capacity.

The total capacity under contract included:

  • 8,258 MW of renewable non-hydroelectric
  • 2,432 MW of renewable hydroelectric
  • 8,828 MW of natural gas and other fuel sources
  • 3,000 MW of nuclear.

Of this total capacity, 16,469 MW were in commercial operation or 73 percent of the OPA’s total contracted capacity. The remaining 6,0491 MW of the OPA’s contracted capacity were in various stages of developmental status. See the chart below for details.

By the end of the reporting period, First Nations and Métis communities were participating in 243 FIT Program projects throughout Ontario. This included 76 MW of solar, 534 MW of wind and 80 MW of hydroelectric generation projects.2

We are committed to encouraging additional Aboriginal community participation in our renewable energy programs through our Aboriginal energy partnerships. Efforts to improve community and municipal engagement in renewable energy development programs continue.

On this website, information on individual contracted facilities, both in commercial operation and in development, are grouped by technology type or fuel source, and can be found in the menu below the table or in the menu on the left side of this page.

 

Breakdown of Total Contract Capacity as of March 31, 2014
  Total Under
Development
Commercial
Operation
Renewables   
Bio-energy 368 248 120 
Solar PV 2,166 998 1,168 
Wind 5,724 2,962  2,763 
Non-Hydroelectric - Sub-total (MW) 8,258 4,207 4,051 
Hydroelectric 2,432 663  1,8221 
Renewables - Sub-total (MW) 10,690 4,870 5,873  
Natural Gas and Other Fuel Sources   
Combined Heat and Power (CHP) 434 14 420   
Simple Cycle and Combined Cycle (SC/CC) 8,362 1,189 7,173  
Energy from Waste (EFW) 32 29 3  
Natural Gas and Other - Sub-total (MW) 8,828 1,233 7,596  
Nuclear   
Bruce A 3,000 3,000  
Nuclear Sub-total (MW) 3,000 3,000  
Total Contract Capacity (MW) 22,518 6,103 16,469

1Including existing Smoky Falls Generating Station with a capacity of 53 MW, which will be decommissioned in January 2015.

2This section includes only FIT contracts for which the supplier has indicated Aboriginal or community participation under the rules of the FIT Program. Non-FIT contracts that have Aboriginal or community revenue and profit-sharing arrangements or co-ownership are not included.

Find more information on our contracted electricity supply projects:

 

Bio-energy Solar Photovoltaic (PV)
Wind Hydroelectric
Simple/Combined Cycle (SC/CC) Combined Heat & Power (CHP)
Energy-from-Waste (EFW) Nuclear

 

More Information
Information on Contract Management (CM) quarterly reports, forms, and procedures manual can be obtained by following the links below.

Quarterly Progress Report CM Standard Forms CM Procedures Manual