Ontario biogas projects earn FIT contracts

By Erin Voegele | September 25, 2017

Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator recently announced it will offer contracts for 390 projects representing approximately 150 MW of small-scale renewable generation, including eight biogas projects.

The IESO said the 390 contracts conclude the most recent procurement under the feed-in tariff (FIT) program, known as FIT 5. The selected projects include seven on-farm biogas projects, one municipal landfill gas project and 382 solar photovoltaic projects.

"These FIT 5 contract offers come from a broad cross-section of Ontarians, including Indigenous communities, community groups, municipalities, farmers and small businesses," says JoAnne Butler, the IESO's Vice-President, Market and Resource Development. "As we reach the completion of the FIT procurement model, we look forward to working with generators to explore the role of innovative distributed energy resources and market-based approaches to meet Ontario's future energy needs."

The eight biogas projects awarded contracts include:

Ben Gardiner Farms Inc.: Gardiner Farm 250 kW Biogas 2, a 250 kW on-farm biogas project located in Kirkton, Ontario

O’Neil, Wilfred Jeffrey: O’Neil Biogas, a 250 kW on-farm biogas project located in Tecumseh, Ontario

ASM Solar G3 LP: SR-CH4, a 250 KW on-farm biogas project in Casselman, Ontario

Carleton Corner Farms Ltd.: Carleton Corner Farms Biogas 3, a 250 kW on-farm biogas project located in Ottawa, Ontario

MD Solar LP: LG-CH4, a 250 kW on-farm biogas project located in Lefaivre, Ontario

Amber Energy Co-operative Inc.: Joe Buttlers, a 100 kW on-farm biogas project in St. Thomas, Ontario

Amber Energy Co-operative Inc.: Oegema Farms, a 250 kW on-farm biogas project in St. Thomas, Ontario

The Corporation of the City of London: City of London Landfill Gas Power Plant, a 500 kW landfill gas project in London City, Ontario

A full list of projects can be downloaded from the IESO website