Ontario awards contracts to 14 small-scale bioenergy projects

By Erin Voegele | July 01, 2016

Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator has announced it is offering 396 long-term contracts for 241.43 MW of small-scale renewable generation, including 14 contracts for 3.45 MW of bioenergy. According to the IESO, the contracts are the result of the latest procurement under the fee-in tariff (FIT) program, known as FIT 4.

FIT projects have installed capacity between 10 and 500 kW and are connected to local distribution systems. In addition to the 14 bioenergy projects with a combined capacity of 3.45 MW, contracts have also been offered to 907 solar PV projects with a combined capacity of 232.258 MW, six onshore wind energy projects with a combined capacity of 3 MW, and nine waterpower projects with a combined capacity of 2.722 MW.

The 14 bioenergy projects include:

Koskamp Family Farms Ltd: 100 kW on-farm biogas project located in Stratford, Ontario
Koskamp Family Farms Ltd: 250 kW on-farm biogas project located in Saint Pauls, Ontario
North Perth Community Ag Power Co-operative Inc.: 250kW on-farm biogas project in Atwood, Ontario
Sunsaver 2 Ltd.:  100 kW on-farm biogas project in Atwood, Ontario
Wicketthorn Farms Inc.: 250 kW on-farm biogas project in London, Ontario
1024248 Ontario Inc.:  250 kW on-farm biogas project in St. Bernardin, Ontario
Bretzler Farms Ltd.: 150 kW on-farm biogas project in Crysler, Ontario
William Benjamin Green: 250 kW on-farm biogas project in Seeley’s Bay, Ontario
Anita Marie Kalyn: 250 kW renewable biomass project in Waterdown, Ontario
Bolton Manor Holsteins Ltd.: 250 kw on-farm biogas project in Thamesford, Ontario
Greenholm Power Ltd.: 250 kw on-farm biogas project in Embro, Ontario
SCCEC 4.0 LP: 500 kw biogas project in Creemore, Ontario
Stanton Bros. Ltd.: 250 kW on-farm biogas project in Ilderton, Middlesex Centre, Ontario
Stanton Bros. Ltd.: 250 kW on-farm biogas project in Ilderton, Middlesex Centre, Ontario

"Renewable generation continues to make important contributions to Ontario's supply mix," said JoAnne Butler, vice president of market and resource development at the IESO. "Projects developed under the FIT program represent an important step in broadening participation in the province's energy sector."

A full list of project is available on the IESO website.