The Ontario Ministry of the Environment will beging charging fees to process applications for Renewable Energy Approvals under the Environmental Protection Act as of March 15, 2011. The details of the proposed fees are available on the http://www.ebr.gov.on.ca/ERS-WEB-External/displaynoticecontent.do?noticeId=MTEwOTQ1&statusId=MTY2NTAy&language=enEBR Registry

The REA fees are based on the class of Renewable Energy Approval, as outlined in Ontario Regulation 359/09 (as amended by Ontario Regulation 521/10). The REA application review fees per class that are currently proposed on the EBR Registry are as follows:

Solar - Class 3 (Solar PV installation 500 kilowatts or less): $1,000

Solar - Class 3 (Solar farm): $12,844

Wind - Class 2 (Micro/small turbine, under 50kW): $1,000

Wind - Class 3 (Medium sized turbine, over 50kW): $10,030

Wind - Class 4 (On-shore commercial wind farm): $40,000

Wind - Class 4 (On-shore wind farm over 50 MW): $56,458

Wind - Class 5 (Off-shore commercial wind farm): $67,905

Anaerobic Digestion - Class 1 (on-farm, farm materials): $1,000

Anaerobic Digestion - Class 2 (on-farm, "green bin' and biomass & farm materials): $1,000

Anaerobic Digestion - Class 3 (Industrial facility): $27,896

Biogas (Landfill gas): $22,266

Biofuel (Liquids, bio-diesel): $22,266

Thermal Treatment - Class 1 (Wood burning): $22,782

Thermal Treatment - Class 1 (On-farm, wood burning): $1,000

Thermal Treatment - Class 2 (On-farm, wood and biomass burning): $1,000

Thermal Treatment - Class 3 (Commercial biomass burning): $26,311

Administrative Changes: $300

Refunds are generally not available unless the Renewable Energy Approval application is not formally accepted for a technical review. Refund details are also included on the EBR posting.