On October 31, 2011, the Ontario Government announced its first review of the FIT program. The review, which will be led by Deputy Minister Fareed Amin, aims to tackle issues including price reduction, long-term sustainability, job creation, new technologies and local consultation.

Ontarians are invited to participate in the review during the consultation period from October 31, 2011 to December 14, 2011. The OPA will also be holding a webinar tomorrow, November 2, 2011 at 10 a.m. in order to provide additional information.

Any FIT contracts awarded subsequent to today’s announcement will be subject to the new rules and pricing schedule that result from the review. Existing contracts will not be affected. The OPA is offering to refund application fees for those who wish to withdraw their application as a result of today’s announcement.