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:
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 the Aboriginal Energy Partnerships Program (AEPP). 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.
|Non-Hydroelectric - Sub-total (MW)||8,258||4,207||4,051|
|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 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)|
|Simple/Combined Cycle (SC/CC)||Combined Heat & Power (CHP)|
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|