On October 18, 2010, the OPA released an updated timeline for the FIT Program indicating that Transmission Availability Tests and Distribution Availability Tests would commence on October 18, 2010 for non-capacity exempt project applications submitted between December 1, 2009 and June 4, 2010. The results of such tests are intended to be released in late November 2010. The existing timeline which was released on June 1, 2010 contemplated that the results of the tests would be released in early July 2010.
Non-capacity allocation exempt applications submitted after June 4, 2010 will be reviewed following the completion of the upcoming Economic Connection Test. The OPA intends to post an update on the timing of the Economic Connection Test.
Applications for capacity allocation exempt projects are reviewed and offered contracts on an ongoing basis. Contract offers for applications submitted after June 4, 2010 are expected to begin in late October 2010.