Ministry of Natural Resources
Crown Land Site Report
On December 14, 2012 the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) began accepting Applications under the Feed-In Tariff (FIT) 2.1 Program for Small Projects >10kW to ≤500kW. In order to align access to provincial Crown land with the OPA’s FIT 2.1 Program, MNR has developed the Crown Land Site Report document. As per the FIT Rules Version 2.1, FIT 2.1 Applicants with projects proposed for provincial Crown land must submit a completed Crown Land Site Report to the Ministry of Natural Resources prior to submitting their FIT 2.1 hard copy Application to the OPA. This Crown Land Site Report submission requirement applies to all FIT 2.1 Applicants that have not been awarded Site Access (e.g. Applicant of Record status) by MNR for their FIT 2.1 Application site(s). The Crown Land Site Report for Small Feed-In Tariff 2.1 Projects (>10kW to ≤500kW) document is available for download here (PDF 325Kb) .
Site Access Maps
The Ministry of Natural Resources has released a series of maps showing Crown land renewable energy application sites that are not available to potential new Crown land applicants for the purposes of applying to FIT 2.1. The application sites shown on these maps are currently held by existing applicants with Crown land Site Access (e.g. Applicant of Record status) and/or an energy procurement contract.
The Water Power Sites (PDF .76Mb) provincial scale map shows the location and site identification numbers of Crown land water power application sites held by existing applicants with Site Access. The Wind Power Sites (PDF 8.9Mb) document includes a provincial scale map showing application sites held by existing applicants with Site Access, as well as a series of 33 individual maps which provide the corresponding grid cell reference number information. A description of grid cells and a listing of all cells occupied by existing applicants with Site Access is also available here (PDF 113Kb).