Quick Facts Table


Bioenergy Projects

Contract price Biomass ≤ 10 MW 13.8 ¢/kWh
Biomass > 10 MW 13.0 ¢/kWh
Biogas on-farm ≤ 100 kW 19.5 ¢/kWh
Biogas on-farm > 100 kW ≤ 250 MW 18.5 ¢/kWh
Biogas ≤ 500 kW 16.0 ¢/kWh
Biogas > 500 kW ≤ 10 MW 14.7 ¢/kWh
Biogas > 10 MW 10.4 ¢/kWh
Landfill gas ≤ 10 MW 11.1 ¢/kWh
> 10 MW 10.3 ¢/kWh

Length of contract

20 years

Escalation percentage

Ontario Consumer Price Index (CPI) indexation to contract milestone commercial operation date

Peak performance factor

1.35 for all peak hours and 0.90 for all off-peak hours

Average lead time

2 years

Contacts for getting connected to provincial grid

  • Ontario Energy Board
  • Local distribution company
  • Independent Electrical System Operator
  • Electrical Safety Authority 

Industry associations and government

For information on the Green Energy Act, visit the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure (MEI)

For case studies, fact sheets and technical information on biomass, visit the Canadian Bioenergy Association (CANBIO) and the Canadian Biogas Association (CBA).

For more information on renewable energy generation and conservation on farms, visit the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA).

For information on renewable energy approvals, visit the Ministry of the Environment (MOE).


Table courtesy of Ontario Power Authority